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Whether Gould's subject is Boulez, Stokowski, Streisand, or his own highly individual thoughts on performance and creation of music, the reader will be caught up in his intensity, intelligence, passion and devotion.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      

Introduction   

 

PROLOGUE: Advice to a Graduation         

 

PART ONE: Music

                                                                       

William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons                  

Domenico Scarlatti                                          

Art of the Fugue

The “Goldberg” Variations

Bodky on Bach

Of Mozart and Related Matters: Glenn Gould in Conversation with Bruno 

   Monsaingeon

Glenn Gould Interviews Himself About Beethoven        

Beethoven’s Pathétique, “Moonlight, and “Appassionata” Sonatas

Beethoven’s Last Three Piano Sonatas

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in the Piano:  Four Imaginary Reviews

Some Beethoven and Bach Concertos

N’aimez-Vous Pas Brahms?    

Should We Dig Up the Rare Romantics?. . . No, They’re Only a Fad

Piano Music by Greig and Bizet, with a Confidental Caution to Critics

Data Bank on the Upward-Scuttling Mahler

An Argument for Richard Strauss

Strauss and the Electronic Future

Richard Strauss’s Enoch Arden

The Piano Music of Siberlius    

Arnold Schoenberg—A Perspective

The Piano Music of Arnold Schoenberg

Piano Concertos by Mozart and Schoenberg    

Arnold Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 2 

A Hawk, a Dove, and a Rabbit Called Franz Josef       

Hindermith: Will His Time Come? Again?

A Tale of Two Marienlebens

Piano Sonatas by Scriabin Prokfiev      

Music in the Soviet Union

The Ives Fourth           

A Festschrift for “Ernst Who???”

Piano Music of Berg, Schoenberg, and Krenek

Korngold and the Crisis of the Piano Sonata

Canadian Piano Music in the Twentieth Century

The Dodecacophonist’s Dilemma

Boulez

The Future and “Flat-Foot Floogie”

Terry Riley

Gould’s String Quartet, Op. 1

So You Want to Write a Fugue?

 

PART TWO: Performance

 

Let’s Ban Applause!

We Who Are About to Be Disqualified Salute You!

The Pyschology of Improvisation

Critics

Stokowski in Six Scenes

Rubinstein

Memories of Maude Harbour, or Variations on a Theme of Arthur 

   Rubinstein

Yehudi Menuhin

The Search for Petula Clark

Streisand as Schwarzkopf

 

INTERLUDE: Glenn Gould Interviews Glenn Gould About Glenn 

   Gould

 

PART THREE: Media

 

The Prospects of Recording

Music and Technology

The Grass Is Always Greener in the Outtakes:  An Experiment in Listening

“Oh, for heaven’s sake. Cynthia, there must be something else on!”

Radio as Music: Glenn Gould in Conversation with John Jessop

Prologue from “The Idea of North”

“The Idea of North”: An Introduction

“The Latecomers”: An Introduction

                                                                                               

PART FOUR: Miscellany

Three Articles Published Under the Pseudonym Dr. Herbert von 

   Hochmeister

Toronto

Conference at Port Chillkoot    

Fact, Fancy, or Psychohistory: Notes from the P.D.Q Underground

The Record of the Decade

Rosemary’s Babies

A Desert Island Discography  

The Film Slaughterhouse Five

A Biography of Glenn Gould    

 

CODA: Glenn Could in Conversation with Tim Page

 

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679731351
Editor:
Page, Tim
Author:
Gould, Glenn
Editor:
Page, Tim
Author:
Page, Tim
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Music
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
music;essays;classical music;piano;glenn gould
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19900912
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 1.01 in 0.94 lb

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