“Glenn Gould’s Scribbles”

Glenn Gould Scribbles

Gould’s score for the ninth and 10th variations.Credit Bonhams.

Those scribbles? That’s Glenn Gould, scratching on his sheet music as he recorded Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations in 1981. We reported this week on the newly rediscovered score, which offers some insights — barely legible ones — into Gould’s process and will be put up for auction next month. (Estimate: $100,000 to $150,000.)

(Zachary Woolfe, “Glenn Gould’s Scribbles: The Week in Classical Music,” NYTimes, 11-2-18)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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