Glenn Gould offered to record with Karajan long-distancemain
From Tim Page’s fascinating and balanced review of the Herbie monster’s monstrous CD collection:
‘The pianist Glenn Gould, who didn’t play a note in public for the last eighteen years of his life, preferring to work with television and radio, admired Karajan enormously, and the two of them once considered the possibilities of a long-distance recording—Karajan in Berlin or Vienna with Gould at home in Canada.’
Tim calls the set ‘a massive monument to a time when the aspirations of classical music and technical commerce mated fruitfully.’
Read on here.