Rarest Gould: Canadian maverick plays Dutch medievalistDaily Comfort Zone
On a modern piano, of course.
Daniel Poulin writes:
Gould played the Sweelink Organ Fantasia (arranged for piano) as part of his original recital in the U.S. first in Washington on January 2/1955 and then in New York one week later (Jan.11). He also played it as a first encore at the end of his concert in Moscow on May 7/1957.
“At the end of the recital, bravos and applause again echoed through the hall. Soon the applause turned into a rhythmic clapping, the greatest compliment an artist can be paid in this country. And then the encores began…” (Walter Homburger)
Gould performed it twice for CBC TV, first on October 11/1960 -seen here in this video- (it was his very first complete TV show for CBC Toronto that featured Beethoven’s Tempest Sonata) then on June 17/1964 in the Festival Series.