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.. Gould's memory capacity was legendary. Both his mental and finger memory made it possible for him to reproduce and play music literature many years after his last practice and performance of the same. A famous illustration of this statement would be an event that occurred in 1970, when the renown Italian pianist, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, was unable to go through with his performance of Beethoven's Concerto No.5, Emperor, in Toronto. Gould was given a telephone call on Thursday evening. The problem was explained, and he was asked to substitute for Michelangeli the next morning, on Friday, when the Toronto Symphony and the conductor, Karel Ancerl, were scheduled to work with Michelangeli. Gould's answer was affirmative and good-spirited. In the space of the next few night hours, Gou...
From a CBC Radio Broadcast 1968 00:00 Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande - Allegro ma non troppo 12:28 Szene am Bach - Andante molto moto 33:23 Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute - Allegro 40:55 Gewitter, Sturm - Allegro 44:43 Hirtengesang. Frohe un dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm - Allegretto
Glenn Herbert Gould[fn 1][fn 2] (25 September 1932 – 4 October 1982) was a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known and most celebrated . Gould's memory capacity was legendary. Both his mental and finger memory made it possible for him to reproduce and play music literature many years after his . Ludwig Van Beethoven [ 1770 - 1827 ], Piano Sonata No.17 In D Minor Op.31, No.2 The Tempest I. Largo Allegro II. Adagio İ. Allegretto From The Album The . 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor-WoO 80-32 Variazioni su un tema originale in Do minore (HD video)
6 Variazioni in Fa maggiore (HD video)
Glenn Gould in conversation with Humphrey Burton about Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 30 in E Major (Op 109). I'm pretty sure the 4 bars he is talking about are bars 85-88 of the first movement. For reference, a public domain copy of the score can be found on the IMSLP: http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No.30,_Op.109_(Beethoven,_Ludwig_van)