Classical Music Anyone?

mjp

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That audience waited longer than I would have to tell him to fuck off.

His clueless, tight-assed jazz preciousness is only surpassed by the preciousness of the nerds making the recording..."I knew what you were doing. Um hm. Yes. I knew. Um hm. We knew. We get it." Ha ha ha.
 

hoochmonkey9

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I was at the Newport Jazz Festival in '90 or '91 (memory going...) and Gerry Milligan stopped playing to glare at a plane flying overhead. Meanwhile, that same afternoon, Miles Davis kept playing, but took one hand off his trumpet to wave at another plane flying by.

I don't remember anyone coughing.
 

mjp

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I liked Glenn Gould in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and M*A*S*H, but I've never heard his records.

But seriously folks...it's funny, isn't it, how sometimes a collection or set like that can seem like an obvious thing to do but no one ever does it. You got lucky this time and they did.
 

roni

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That's gorgeous, even though it isn't within my prize-range.

but I've never heard his records.
I have 3 Goldberg-recordings of his' on CD:
His infamous 1955-rec as well as his late 1981-recording (which I dig more) and even his live-in-Salzburg version (was that 1959?).
Also several others like the 'Art of the Fugue' and something by Scarlatti.

Glenn Gould was nothing less than a genius on Bach.
But he had not the slightest sense for the romantic era of classical music. He even didn't understand Beethoven.
But concerning the Baroque-era: there's no one above him.

There's a full-length movie about him from, I think, the early 90s.
Title should be something like '32 short-films about Glenn Gould' (a nod to the Goldberg-variations).
Highly recommended!!
 
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Black Swan

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  • I've enjoyed this 3 cd set forever.
  • He writes: "The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but rather the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."
 
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