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Glenn Gould - Extasis

Release Date: 06/10/2003 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 2822  
Composer:  Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer:  Glenn Gould
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The extraordinarily talented Canadian pianist Glenn Gould defined ecstasy as a “delicate thread binding together music, performance, performer and listener in a web of shared awareness, of innerness.” Brilliant but controversial, Gould did not always enjoy unanimous support, and his performances were occasionally criticized. Marked by obsessive behavior and at times considered cold and distant, he was nonetheless a favorable influence for many people. Extasis helps us better understand Glenn Gould the man, and Glenn Gould the musician. In addition to recalling different stages of his life, the film focuses in particular on the passions he was capable of unleashing as well as on the sensitivity and intensity which this eminent musician Read more would draw on to “recreate” the works he was performing. Combining images and music, this remarkable documentary chronicles the legacy of one of the greatest pianists of all times. - Includes special bonus performance footage of Fantasy for Organ by Sweelinck. NTSC - Region 1 - Includes both French and English audio soundtracks. Read less

Works on This Recording

Fantasia chromatica by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer:  Glenn Gould (Piano)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 

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