Tag: Glenn Gould

  • Saturday serenade: From chaos to order and back again

    Saturday serenade: From chaos to order and back again

    In his study of fin-de-si├Ęcle Vienna, Carl Schorske turned not to Schoenberg, Berg, or Webern to introduce his themes, but to Maurice Ravel’s 1920 La valse. “I feel this work a kind of apotheosis of the Viennese waltz, linked in my mind with the impression of a fantastic whirl of destiny,” Ravel said, and Schorske […]