Glenn Gould

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Incredible is right.
You can really see why automated mixing boards had to eventually be invented!

Sanford, Monday, 3 January 2011 17:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, he's conducting microphone levels there, it's kind of painfully imtimate to watch the control freak side running wild but it also confirms what the payoff of the control freak thing was

the tune is space, Monday, 3 January 2011 17:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

my downstairs neighbour told me this week that he used to live downstairs from him in toronto in the 60s/70s and could hear him practice all the time

A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:53 (five years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

been binging on him on and off for the past six months or so

i've a cozy little flat in what is known as old man hat (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 16:34 (four years ago) Permalink

gould soundz

zero dark (s1ocki), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 16:55 (four years ago) Permalink


i've a cozy little flat in what is known as old man hat (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 27 March 2013 17:04 (four years ago) Permalink

for fans of that youtube of Gould conducting at the mixing board upthread, Sony put out an interesting two disc set last year -- first disc is all of his 'acoustic orchestrations' compiled on one disc, and the second disc is a CD-ROM containing all four mic rank recordings of a single Scriabin piece, allowing you to mix it yourself

it's total fun. there's a youtube up of someone doing an odd mix

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 27 March 2013 17:44 (four years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

something addictive about his approach to bach for me -- makes it hard to listen to anyone else (on piano at least. I dig Landowska on harpsichord)

--808 542137 (Hurting 2), Monday, 15 April 2013 16:11 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Are some of his recordings known to have weird pitch issues? I've been listening to his English Suites and I feel like there's this very slight speed-up/slow-down thing going on a lot of the time. The thing is I actually kind of like it, but I want to know if I'm crazy that I'm hearing it.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Friday, 17 October 2014 15:19 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Also just noticed a weird piano warble on Two and Three Part Inventions which sounds like maybe it's coming from the piano itself?

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 20:25 (three years ago) Permalink

Re the 2 and 3 part inventions, that was explained in the liners to the Sony Glenn Gould Edition version (from the series with the butt ugly white covers). That particular piano had taken a hit of some sort and after being repaired had a weird double-strike problem on certain of its hammers. Gould recorded that album with it anyway, professing to sort of like the effect (I can't say I agree)

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 23:48 (three years ago) Permalink

Idk about pitch stability on the English suites, I'll try to have a listen. Seems weird for tapes of that vintage to have that problem!

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 23:49 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

whoa cool!

The Complainte of Ray Tabano, Thursday, 1 January 2015 13:34 (three years ago) Permalink

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