Lani Spahr wrote:
> True story -
> Gould was scheduled for a concert in Cleveland with Szell and Gould's
> piano stool was damaged in transit. At the first rehearsal Gould was
> incessantly adjusting his broken stool up and down to get it just right
> while Szell and the orch waited. Szell grew increasingly impatient and
> finally said: "Mr Gould, maybe if we shaved a 16th of an inch off your
> ass we could begin?" (or words to that effect).
And of course it was Szell who said "That nut is a genius."