Fake news hits Glenn Gouldmain
The video below is a fake.
We can state this with reasonable assurance because Gould’s secretary, Ray Roberts, has clarified that Gould never played Beethoven’s 7th Symphony in the Liszt transcription. He once considered doing all nine Beethoven symphonies but changed his mind after recording the fifth (Columbia) and sixth (First movement, Columbia & Full Symphony, CBC).
This rather compelling recording has been viewed one third of a million times.
Does anyone have a clue who the real pianist might be?
The photo is (c) Don Hunstein/Lebrecht Music&Arts.