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A CONTAPUNTAL REVIEW

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Coda

 

The great Goldberg Variations of Bach circle around to a repeat of the main theme. So too this review should circle around back to Kevin Bazzana's excellent book. Glenn Gould was a mysterious creator. Kevin Bazzana has illuminated the mystery, brought into the light some of the dark secrets and told the story very well. What is interesting is that for all of the solutions to the various mysteries, Glenn Gould still remains magic.

Wondrous Strange -- The Life and Art of Glenn Gould. Kevin Bazzana


Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould
Kevin Bazzana
McClelland & Stewart Ltd, Toronto, 2003
ISBN 0-7710-1101-6

Further reading:

SONY'S GLENN GOULD ANNIVERSARY EDITION

THE GLENN GOULD FOUNDATION

THE GLENN GOULD ARCHIVE

THE OFFICIAL GLENN GOULD WEBSITE

GLENN GOULD AT SONY CLASSICAL

 

A contrapuntal review

Introduction: Adagio

Voice One

Voice Two

Voice Three

Coda

 

Copyright © 4 August 2004 Gordon Rumson, Calgary, Canada

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