Dave Pitzer wrote:
>...I suspect that Mr. Gould's lack of wide-spread popularity can be
>attributed to two factors: 1) his inconsiderate and loud singing
>and 2) his very idiosyncratic interpretations.
Poor Gould. First he hums, then he sings, then he's inconsiderate, and
now he sings loudly. By tomorrow, he'll be "bellowing". It is an amusing
notion that Gould's level of popularity, up or down, is based partially on
As for his lack of wide-spread popularity, he is one of the most well known
pianists of the 20th Century, and probably the best known player of Bach
keyboard works. Regardless of whether he's good or not, he has a BIG name
and reputation. And of course, that's one of the prime reasons some list
members are writing negatively of Gould.
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