Saturday, November 19, 2011

Genius Within – グレン・グールド


After nine in the evening last evening, I saw the movie “Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould”, a documentary film gathering various archival pieces some of which I had seen elsewhere. Several close friends were featured in this film being interviewed to tell the life of Glenn, and they seemed all precious documentation for understanding the subtle details of how Glenn lived his life. As I had just finished reading the book “A Romance on Three Legs”, it helped me to better understand the stories because there were overlaps of topics in them.
The most impressive in the film was regarding “detachment” in playing piano that an old lady explained who took Guerrero’s lessons with Glenn, and she played a phrase of Bach with clear articulations that was almost like Glenn, and then the scene transferred seamlessly to the performance of Glenn’s himself.

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