Glenn Gould (1932-1982) was a giant of twentieth-century classical music, but one whose eccentricities have sometimes obscured the moral seriousness of his approach to art. Countering this common misperception, Partita for Glenn Gould is an eloquent ...
tribute to the artist that illuminates his versatile genius, his thinking, and our reasons for loving his art. In a work inspired by Gould's cherished interpretation of Bach's Partitas, Georges Leroux associates each of the seven musical movements with a theme: the shape of a life, the paradoxes of genius, the relationship to the body, the role of writing and reading, solitude and the urge to communicate, and the connections between both aesthetics and biography, and biography and spirituality. The result is a clear and insightful portrait of a life that was simultaneously minimalist and rich, withdrawn and eager to communicate. Thoughtful and inspiring, Partita for Glenn Gould is a remarkable exploration of the musician's life and art, and an invitation to see how it is possible to follow in his footsteps.
Number of pages: 264
Date of publication: 17/01/2011
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