Saturday, September 07, 2002
Problem Drinker helpfully plugs the re-release of Gould's Goldberg Variations -- giving me a new reason to spend money I don't have. I'm a total musical illiterate who can't tell excellence from garbage where classical performances are concerned, but I do love listening to this extraordinarily complex work on a semi-regular basis -- it makes me want to work hard. I have the Vladimir Feltsen version, who in the liner notes makes a few snide comments about Gould, so it'll be interesting to compare the two. Or it would be, if I could spot the differences.