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On Mon, 7 Apr 1997, Kristen Immoor wrote:
> The Monk/Gould coincidence aside, I find it a real coincidence that
> Charles Rosen was recording his version of the Goldbergs at the 30th St.
> studio in June '67, the month before Gould came down to record his
> contemporary music album. Gould was even there at the end of June recording
> Prokofiev. I wonder if the two of them ever ran into each other, and if so,
> was Gould able to resist a bit of snobby paternalism about the Bergs? Can't
> you just see it? "So Chuck, what've you got there? Oh, the Goldbergs, eh?
> Cute little pieces. I recorded those once, back when I was 23 - maybe
> you've heard the record? It did fairly well; a few people said I had really
> redefined the work. Well, I better move along, best of luck to you and your
Incidentally, I met Charles Rosen when he came to give a speech at
Yale in November or December, and, yes, in fact he did mention GG. He
said that GG's performace of the Goldbergs (I assume he was referring to
1955) was "flashy". And that's that.