All of the presenters in the above extras very insightful, a pleasure to watch. Slaughterhousefive is a 1972 science fiction film based on kurt vonneguts novel of the same. Slaughterhousefive is the story of billy pilgrims life, framed around his time in the second world war more specifically, the terrible bombing of dresden, of which he is, was and will be a survivor. Slaughterhouse 5 is perhaps the best book film translation ive ever seen. He was particularly renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard music of johann sebastian bach. Bach music from kurt vonneguts slaughterhousefive music.
Also beautiful is the music which totally turned me on to glenn gould. Praised by vonnegut himself for its fidelity to his novel, slaughterhouse five boasts assured direction by george roy hill butch cassidy and the sundance kid and a memorable score by renowned concert pianist glenn gould. Glenn gould was a canadian pianist regarded as one of the finest players of the 20th century with a celebrated mastery of the works of johann sebastian bach. Slaughterhouse five is the first of two feature films for which glenn gould supplied the music. Witty, emphatic, and finely honed, the glenn gould reader presents its author in all his guises as an impassioned artist, an omnivorous listener, and an astute and deeply knowledgeable critic. Slaughterhousefive 1972 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
Gould s playing was distinguished by a remarkable technical proficiency and a capacity to articulate the contrapuntal. Glenn gould music from kurt vonneguts slaughterhousefive. Slaughterhousefive widescreen, subtitled, dolby on tcm shop. Composing slaughterhouse five is a nearly 12 minute an interview with film composer daniel schweiger examining the music used in the film played by pianist glenn gould mostly by bach and some comparisons to kubricks 2001. Aliens, time travel, and dresden slaughterhouse five part 1. The complete bach collection, a gorgeous box set containing 38 cds, six dvds, and a hardcover book. Ive read a few of his books, but the one i remember best, thanks to having also seen the movie, is the science fiction novel slaughterhousefive. There are some interesting transitions for the time jumps but overall the films style. A dutydance with death 1969 is a satirical novel by kurt vonnegut about world war ii experiences and journeys through time of a chaplains assistant named billy pilgrim. I drool and cackle every time i watch that film, because it is so harmonious with what i felt when i wrote the book. All the more regrettable, then, that his film work is so meagerly documented.
Romance on three legs, the story of glenn gould s piano. Sep 25, 2012 today would have been glenn goulds eightieth birthday. Music from kurt vonnegut s slaughterhousefive vinyl lp gould. The folio society sells special collector editions of a limited selection of books. Click here to listen to the new release from glenn gould available now. Slaughterhouse five 1972 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Saw the movie 2 or 3 times back then, i liked the story and music so much. Hill doesnt want to try to mimic the book s controversies, so he tries to distract from his avoidance of them. Glenn herbert gould was a canadian pianist who became one of the bestknown and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. This cd set previously released as part of the 80 cd box set glenn gould the complete original jacket collection. He was renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard works of johann sebastian bach. The music drew me in, and i didnt realize that glenn gould played the music that affected me the most in that movie. Centring on the infamous firebombing of dresden in the second world war, billy pilgrims odyssey through time reflects the journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more.
Slaughterhouse five is a decent enough movie, though that is mainly on the strength of the original story. He had a wide repertoire and his international performances in the late 1950s caused a sensation but he abandoned the concert hall when he was 32 in order to focus on recordings. Although this cd replicates the 1972 cover artwork it does not include the chorale. Whether gould s subject is boulez, stokowski, streisand, or his own highly individual thoughts on the performance and creation of music, the reader will be caught up in his intensity, intelligence, passion and devotion. Heres a little of what wikipedia says of this movie, which featured the music of glenn gould. Music from kurt vonneguts slaughterhousefive glenn gould. This story comes to life in a haunting, 1972 antiwar comedy with michael sacks as billy pilgrim, a seemingly ordinary world war ii soldier.
Oct 05, 1982 glenn gould, the canadian pianist who retired from a flourishing concert career in 1964 to become a recording artist best known for his bach interpretations, died yesterday in toronto general. This trailer explores the themes present in the book, with the bombing of dresden as inspiration. The book and movie of slaughterhouse five are antiwar in the same way that joseph hellers catch22 is antiwar. Browse the worlds largest ebookstore and start reading today on the web, tablet, phone, or ereader. Now exclusively restored in 4k, slaughterhouse five shines like never before, reinforcing its timeless appeal. Sometimes he is an ophthalmologist at home in suburbia.
Here is one of my favorite scenes from the slaughterhouse five film. Slaughterhousefive 1972, george roy hill the stop button. The bachheavy classical score in slaughterhouse five by pianist glenn gould adds an austere kubricklike sense of wry melancholy to the entire production, even during the outrageous alien sequences that provide the film with its utterly mad unforgettable closing moments. Music from kurt vonneguts slaughterhouse five gould. Twoweek tour of the soviet union, making glenn gould the first north american pianist to appear since the death of stalin. When the recording of bachs goldberg variations by pianist glenn gould was released in 1956, it changed the entire set of expectations with which listeners approached bachs keyboard music. Variations by glenn gould and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
It includes many of his articles, liner notes, interviews and letters. An otherwise typical soldier in wwii, without warning, he jumps back and forth in his life with no control over where he is going next. Performed by glenn gould, piano columbia symphony orchestra vladimir goldschmann, conductor. Allegro remastered glenn gould johann sebastian bach vladimir. George roy hill, glenn gould, and johann sebastian bach get together. Slaughterhousefive is a timeless take on a man unstuck from time. The film slaughterhouse 5 is a brilliantly portrayed interpretation of a great but typically multilinear novel by science fiction author kurt vonnegut. Sep 25, 2017 there is a glenn gould park in toronto and a glenn gould crescent in uxbridge, and the city of toronto has declared the house in which he grew up 32 southwood drive to be a historic site. Tripping randomly through scenes from billys life existence has no beginning, middle, or end director george roy hills tragiccomedic fantasy concentrate on the good, ignore the bad is an adaption screenplay by stephen geller of kurt vonnegut jrs novel, slaughterhouse five, or the childrens crusade, with original music by glenn gould. Slaughterhouse five is one of the worlds great antiwar books. The welltempered clavier, book i volume 2, bwv 854861.
Theres no better way to study the genius of glenn gould than through his own musical works, but if you like words too, then this is the book for you. With a book titled the ecstasy and tragedy of genius written by a psychologistfriend of the subject, i was expecting to learn a great deal about the psychology behind glenn gould s eccentricities, drug addictions and unusual career decisions. The following is a chronological list of the original studio recordings made by the canadian pianist glenn gould in the years 19561982. He speaks of the musical selections and glenn gould s work used in the film. Glenn gould reader is the definitive and fantastic compilation of glenn gould s written works. Glenn gould was not only one of the most celebrated pianists of our time and a participant in the radio fidelity revolution, but he also was an interviewer, composer, and writer who occasionally employed a pseudonym. Glenn gould s new online store is the official destination for merchandise from the. It is generally recognized as vonneguts most influential and popular work.
The most renowned canadian classical performer of the 20th century, pianist glenn gould remains one of the most fascinating and celebrated figures. Listen free to glenn gould music from kurt vonneguts slaughterhousefive. The time travel, the humor, the style of writing, and the fact that you dont neet to go into detail at all regarding dead bodies and epic battles to pass on how traumatic war is. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. Director george roy hill, screenplay stephen geller, based on the novel slaughterhouse five. Glenn herbert gould 1 2 september 25, 1932 october 4, 1982 was a canadian pianist noted especially for his recordings of the music of johann sebastian bach, remarkable technical proficiency, unorthodox musical philosophy, and eccentric personality and piano technique. Ms 7099 bach, glenn gould the welltempered clavier, book ii, preludes and fugues 18. The release displays columbia masterworks, sony bmg music entertainment and sony classical logos. Music from kurt vonneguts slaughterhousefive glenn. First heard most of this music when the movie slaughterhouse five came out in 1972. As most know, the movie is an adaptation and not very true to the book.
Its not coincidental that mike nichols lavishly produced movie adaptation of heller 1970 was made by another director on a career roll, fresh from a major success. Published november 18, 2016 ludwig van beethoven piano concerto no. He was given a star on canadas walk of fame in 1998, and canada post issued a stamp in his honour in 1999. Young gould was playing with piano from the age of 3, and started regular lessons with his mother from the age of 4. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Slaughterhousefive is a contemporary adaptation of controversial breakout bestseller, its inherently mercenary. Buy at the movies by gould, glenn from amazons classical music store. With all due respect to the literary critics, sci fi really is what vonnegut most often wrote whether or not it is viewed as allegory or even serious literature. Artist glenn gould, columbia symphony orchestra, vladimir golschmann. Overview v biography v discography v compositions v credits v awards v. Slaughterhousefive dvd jefferson county public library.
He was a true musical geniusnot just a talented performer but also a great musical intellectual. Another book he authored is makuruhan no kokei mcluhan insight, tokyo, 2007. Slaughterhousefive is the first of two feature films for which glenn gould supplied the music. To create the soundtrack for george roy hills film version of kurt vonneguts novel, gould used his own bach recordings as well as the fourth brandenburg with pablo casals conducting the marlboro festival orchestra. Slaughterhousefive project gutenberg selfpublishing. I say is, was and will be partly because the book is written in snatches small chunks of billys life from seemingly random points. Slaughterhousefive doesnt want to raise any of those.
Thanks for making this available, it brings back many good memories. Slaughterhousefive by kurt vonnegut jnr is one such book, with new illustrations made only for the folio society. Music from kurt vonneguts slaughterhousefive discogs. Gould would have turned 80 this year, and sony is marking the occasion with glenn gould. Music from kurt vonneguts slaughterhouse five gould remastered. Glenn gould piano, charles libove violin, alexander schneider violin, rudolf serkin piano, pablo casals. Ms 7097 glenn gould mozart the mozart piano sonatas vol. Born as the only child to musically talented parents in toronto on sept. I do request so leave a suggestion in the comment box and i just might read it. Glenn gould bach music from kurt vonneguts slaughterhouse. Slaughterhouse 5 is a must just finished it and i absolutely loved it and everything about it.594 1309 327 1091 621 1470 1091 129 333 67 438 754 1494 1165 1453 1284 491 690 529 1591 288 1475 1452 1009 1435 1373 1567 757 290 1507 1577 801 473 373 1375 943 1007 619 1091 1337 1071 393 1462