1971-1980Bruno MonsaingeonCanadaDocumentaryFrançois Ribadeau

François Ribadeau & Bruno Monsaingeon – Glenn Gould: The Alchemist (1974)

A co-production between Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Idéale Audience International, and Stephen Wright, IMG Artists, directed by François-Louis Ribadeau

Part one. The retreat.

Partita no. 6 in E minor, BWV830. Toccata / J.S. Bach (9:25)
Suite, op. 25. Intermezzo / Schoenberg (3:47)
Lord of Salisbury pavane / Gibbons (4:27)
Galliard no. 6 / Byrd (1:47)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Vorspiel zum 1. Aufzug : excerpt / Wagner ; transcr. Gould (4:09)

Part two. The alchemist.

English suite no. 1 in A major, BWV806. Sarabande ; Bourrée : excerpts / Bach (9:02)
Désir : op. 57 no. 1 (1:44) ; Caresse dansée : op. 57 no. 2 (2:06) / Scriabin

Part three. Glenn Gould 1974.

So you want to write a fugue? : for four voices and a string quartet : excerpt / Gould
Variations for piano, op. 27 / Webern
Sonata for piano, op. 1 / Berg (12:21)

Part four.

Partita, no. 6 in E minor, BWV830 / J.S. Bach

Glenn Gould, piano, and in conversation with Bruno Monsaingeon (parts 1-4) ;

Filmed in Toronto, Jan.-Feb. 1974 (Parts 1-4);
bonus section filmed in Montreal in the 1950s.

Interviews and commentary in English and narration in French.

“This is a rather long DVD with a running time of 157 min. Roughly we have 1/3 of the time with Gould on the piano and the rest are chats/talks.”


Language:English, French
Subtitles:English, French, Spanish, German

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button