In the mind of Gould

20 Nov



Part one of his second recording of the Goldberg Variations (1981)-the more soulful of his recordings. The 1954 recording is a fierce attack, and  serves as a stark contrast to the later performance (below) – after it’s been rattling around in his head for almost 30 years.


Posted by on November 20, 2015 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “In the mind of Gould

  1. ratabago

    November 20, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I have a theory, which is my own, and I have two data points now, so it must be true. My theory is that it is the surname that causes this satisfying entertaining strangeness of the mind. I give you Stephen J. Gould:

    (And I preferred the later performance above. Maybe I’m getting old?)

  2. downhousesoftware

    November 21, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    An excellent article by SJ Gould – thanks for that. I think a similar transformation happened with Warner Brothers’ Bugs Bunny.
    I prefer the later performance as well, but am amazed by the talent he possessed from his youth.


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