New Yorker: DVD of the Week: Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

Screen shot of clip discussed in “DVD of the Week: Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould”
Posted by Richard Brody

“One of the key decisions by François Girard, the director of “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould” (which I discuss in this clip), is to include performances by Gould of lots of music besides that of Bach. Of course, there’s some Bach there (notably, but not solely, the Goldberg Variations, Gould’s 1955 recording of which propelled him, at the age of twenty-three, to instant stardom), but there’s also Beethoven, Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, and even Scriabin and Prokofiev (the whirling finale of the Seventh Sonata), with whose music the pianist is hardly identified…”

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