Renato Vinicius ([log in to unmask]) wrote:
>John P wrote about Glenn Gould:
>>Oh, I believe Glenn Gould had a great respect for Bach; but he fell
>>prey to the adoration he saw in the faces of the people around him;
>>he developed a "prima donna" complex.
>I don't think so. John Cage did: he was show man, not a musician
Oh I can't agree with that. Cage undoubtedly was a musician; in the same
way that Picasso could paint "properly" if "he really wanted to", Cage
could compose what most of us would still call music. Some of his earlier
works: the First construction in Metal or the Sonatas and Interludes for
Perpared Piano not only innovate instrumentally, but are IMHO wonderful
>Gould was just a solipsist. He never cares if there is a lot of listeners
>arround him or not; he just do what he wants; almost an authist, tring to
>scape to the fifth dimention.
Gould was very gregarious, just not in person. He would spend hours on the
phone to his friends discussing not just music.
>>It happens everywhere in the arts. But his death at so early an age was
>>a tragedy, his musical insight might have deepened with an additional
>>decade of life.
>IMHO he was ready at 1953, as everybody not deaf knows an knew at that
Well, as GG once described Mozart as a composer who died too late rather
than to soon, he could hardly complain about such a remark.
I think you're totaly misguided tho'; you think the world isn't a better
place for having his 1955 Goldberg Variations on record?
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