Glenn Gould

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    Was he possessed by the spirit of whoever he was playing at the time? Bach? Mozart? Beethoven?

    What else fits the facts?
     
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    great pianist Frank.....i saw a Documentary on him.....he played Bach's Italian Concerto flawlessly....well i thought so and so did the guys recording him....but Glenn did not think so,he said one note sounded off.....so he did it again....the guy was eccentric....but a dam great player....
     
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    When I first started listening to him, you'd start to hear voices or humming while he played, I thought it was background noise until I realized that he hummed to himself while playing

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2YMSt3yfko]Glenn Gould: Bach Goldberg Variations 1981 Studio Video (complete) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    yea he did that.....they talked about that in the Film.....they said the recording guys had to try and filter it out but they could not....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbbWZ-0QEq8]Glenn Gould Bach Italian Concerto - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Plus, he was Canadian, which puts him above even the great masters.
     
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    there may be some truth to this......the Pianos were much better constructed during Goulds day.....what i read is that Bach did not care for the newly invented Piano and would not play it.....Mozart liked them but their quality was not there yet......and Beethoven,because he was going deaf, used to wear them out,because he had to hit the keys so hard to hear them.....so you may be right Toro.....
     

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