Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo

Glenn Gould A Life Off Tempo This book is specially designed in s fixed layout KF format with region magnification Double tap on an area of text to zoom and read Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist a child genius who became a wo

  • Title: Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo
  • Author: Sandrine Revel
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This book is specially designed in s fixed layout KF8 format with region magnification Double tap on an area of text to zoom and read Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach This graphic novel biography seeks to understandThis book is specially designed in s fixed layout KF8 format with region magnification Double tap on an area of text to zoom and read Glenn Gould was a Canadian pianist, a child genius who became a worldwide superstar of classical music remembered for, among others, his almost revolutionary interpretations of Bach This graphic novel biography seeks to understand the eccentric personality behind the persona Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D Salinger Sandrine Revel delves into the life of Gould with hand painted illustrations and the viewpoint of an adoring fan 2017 marks a number of important anniversaries for Gould the 85th of his birth and 35th of his death but also the 60th of his legendary tour of Russia, a first for a Western artist, and of his debuts with the worlds leading orchestras.

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    1. A most peculiar hummingbird I’ve always had a sort of intuition that for every hour you spend with other human beings, you need X number of hours alone.When I was young and merry and still living in the wonderful city of Ghent, my beloved coaxed me along to the Ghent Film Festival, to see a documentary about Glenn Gould, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould. Having never heard about the eccentric Canadian pianist before, I wasn’t prepared to experience what turned out to be a mind-blowin [...]

    2. "Chacun doit vivre sa vie en ayant une direction spirituelle en tête."First, I need to thank Ilse for bringing this book to my attention. If not for her wonderful review, I would not have just undergone a unique experience. I am completely charmed. Glenn Gould was a part of my youth. He brought classical piano music into our lives as no end of high school field trips to concert halls could have done. He was a part of a worldview that saw the world as opening up to every possibility. He was both [...]

    3. Here’s Glenn Gould playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations, since this is a biography of him and he’s a musician. That’s the challenge of writing a book or review about a musician, you want to hear one reason people think he is a genius:youtube/watch?v=Ah392Another challenge about writing about Gould is that he was a loner, odd, hated playing for audiences, and so on. A strange man:I’ve always had a sort of intuition that for every hour you spend with other human beings, you need X number o [...]

    4. The problem with writing a graphic novel about music or dance is that it is hard to show. And in this case, since I have never heard of Glenn Gould, nor heard his piano work, all this story is is about an eccentric. It has beautiful pictures, and heart ache, and all, but I never connect with Glenn, nor feel the loss of his death.This graphic novel would probably work better for lovers of his music.Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.

    5. Deleitarte con su música, mientras disfrutas de las geniales ilustraciones y lees el texto fue una experiencia religiosa para mis sentidos.

    6. "When I started work on this biography of Gould, I didn’t know yet which direction to take. To start, to reassure myself, I began with a script very faithful to the chronology of his life. Then I started to draw and realized I was taking a wrong path because the more I advanced, the more I got bored. Gould is far from a boring person. Quite the contrary, he was impulsive, instinctive, surprising, mysterious, and I had to respect all his character traits in the construction of this narrative. S [...]

    7. I assume the book skims the surface of who Glenn Gould really was, but it nevertheless brings a human livelihood to this eccentric genius. Being a musician is hard, and expressing creativity is a daily battle that I assume only other artists can truly understand. This graphic novel explores Gould's childhood, personal quirks, and all the things that may have been who he really was inside as both an eternally striving artist as well as a crafty artisan.

    8. This graphic novel tries to illustrate a life devoted to music without utilizing any sound. And while most of the beautiful artwork does a fine enough job at rendering Gould’s pathos, some of the more dramatic moments are too flat for such a life as his.

    9. "When I started work on this biography of Gould, I didn’t know yet which direction to take. To start, to reassure myself, I began with a script very faithful to the chronology of his life. Then I started to draw and realized I was taking a wrong path because the more I advanced, the more I got bored. Gould is far from a boring person. Quite the contrary, he was impulsive, instinctive, surprising, mysterious, and I had to respect all his character traits in the construction of this narrative. S [...]

    10. When I worked in the Music and Art Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, I was fascinated by Glenn Gould. I knew (and still know) very little about classical music or what makes a pianist innovative, but I know (and knew) what I liked: clear, distinct piano playing, where every note has value, and where emotion seems to be driven into the keys with each fingertip. I also liked the Gould story--I read his essays and realized what a seriously appealing kook he was, who loved northern c [...]

    11. Cómo se trasmite la música a través del cómic? Supongo que en definitiva eso no es posible. Por eso éste se detiene en todos los consabidos quirks de Gould: sus múltiples obsesiones, sus adicciones, sus miedos. Pero no penetra ni un ápice en lo importante: Qué hace que el Bach de Gould sea distinto al resto, por ejemplo? Rescato principalmente el bello final.

    12. 'For both the listener and the performer, music must lead to contemplationd you can't surrender to it with two thousand hundred ninety-nine souls before you. I love recordings, because if something truly extraordinary occursyou know it will live ond if such is not the case, you are given another chance to achieve perfection. The recording studio provides me with the setting I need to make music in a fruitful way. Monastic reclusion suits me.' Growing up as a Canadian kid playing the piano under [...]

    13. Glenn Gould reminds me of a certain someone I know; characterized by loneliness, isolation, misanthropy, non-conformity, eccentricity but also possessing great talent and intellect. Gould says this of himself, "Monastic reclusion suits me."Joseph Roddy, says of Glenn Gould, "It would be inaccurate to compare Gould to the lonely Phantom of the Opera. His world, though hidden, is expansive." Sandrine Revel's illustrations are simple but of tremendous skill in capturing the mood and expressions of [...]

    14. 'Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo' by Sandrine Revel is a very interesting biography about a brillian Canadian pianist. I'm not sure how much you will learn about him, but I sure enjoyed the ride.Glenn Gould is most known for his recordings of Bach. He first played in public at the age of 13. After gaining fame and acclaim, he abruptly ended his career and became a recluse. This book gives hints of a man who was driven, and germ-phobic, and very much to himself. The story here weaves back and forth [...]

    15. Un primer acercamiento a la vida de Glenn Gould para los profanos en su biografía. Es una historia emotiva con la que no resulta difícil identificarse si se es un poquito outsider, aunque el efecto será mayor en las personas que aprecien previamente su obra.El dibujo es muy bonito, particularmente en los pasajes en los que el relato escapa de la narración realista y se adentra en los paisajes oníricos en los que la autora interpreta los pensamientos y visiones de Gould; de hecho hay viñeta [...]

    16. I happened upon this book purely by accident when I was browsing in a comic book store after Christmas. Of course I was meant to buy it - not exactly the sort of thing I was expecting to find.This is an absolutely beautiful book. It is more of a character sketch than a biography, since it doesn't delve deeply into Gould's background. Through the artwork, text and annotated discography, it is very possible to get a real sense of what Gould was like as a person, however, and the sequences of hand [...]

    17. One of the fascinating and wonderful things about graphic novel biographies is that there is no possible way to cover all the details of a persons life without being overwhelming. Instead you get an almost impressionistic view of a life that give the reader the concept of who a person was. More dates and events can be found elsewhere. This book definitely left me with some questions, which is fine with me.In 'A life off tempo', we see glimpses of events and memories from the life of a musical ge [...]

    18. Σήμερα το πήρα στα χέρια μου και το διάβασα αμέσως. Μια εξαιρετική βιογραφία του πιανίστα Γκλεν Γκουλντ. Συγκινητική και ιδιαίτερα δυνατή. Ξεκινά με τον Γκουλντ στο νοσοκομείο έχοντας υποστεί εγκεφαλικό. Βλέπουμε την ζωή του μέσα από τα μάτια του αλλά και τα μάτια των φίλων [...]

    19. I really enjoyed this biography of Glenn Gould. The illustrations are excellent and really communicate what my experience has been of this artist and what I have read about him and even though I have already read other works about him I was happy to make some new discoveries. It's a book is worth reading again and again.

    20. Sandrine Revel ofrece algunas soluciones gráfics creativas de las que merece mucho la pena disfrutar, pero la novela gráfica no llega a apresar el espíritu de Glenn Gould más que de pasada. Es una lectura interesante para todos aquellos que ya lo conozcan y lo admiren de algún modo, pero creo que su lectura quedaría bastante incompleta para aquellos que no sepan quién era este buen señor.

    21. Glenn Gould is a master musician as well as having some personality quirks. This graphic novel by Sandrine Revel is understanding and gives a brief glimpse into the life and artistry of Glenn Gould. The words and drawings are understated and shows the conflicts that beset his life. The work is well done and deserves a appreciative audience.

    22. Bon plantejament biogràfic amb flaixos combinats a diferents etapes de la seva vida. Mostra trets de la seva peculiar personalitat de geni de la música. Les il·lustracions transmeten les sensacions oportunes de cada moment.

    23. Brilliant. Like a storyboard version of an avant garde film of Glenn Gould's life, in the form of a graphic novel. Really evocative imagery and artwork told his biography in a fragmented narrative which bounced all around in time. I feel I know him better for having read this. Highly recommend.

    24. Pretty. The closest thing I've read to this in the genre of "biographical graphic novel" might be The Complete Persepolis. It's awesome how the illustrator draws a full piano keyboard, and there are several amazing sequences with 4x10 grid of hands depressing specific notes. I don't doubt that they're depicting a real performance. I figure drawing a piano, let alone hands on one, must be one of the most annoying things. Like how in Nodame Cantabile, an anime about music, they purposefully avoid [...]

    25. "Creía firmemente que todo el mu do compartía mi pasión por el cielo nublado. Me sorprendió mucho darme cuenta de que algunas personas preferían el sol".Interessant còmic on es repassa la vida d'aquest músic, mort al 1982.

    26. Lilting, enigmatic and dreamlike: a watercolour sonata that details a complex life with delicacy and without judgment.

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