[f_minor] On The Island / Off The Island

pzumst pzumst at bluewin.ch
Wed Aug 18 18:42:27 EDT 2010

Well, there you have it, I stand corrected !  errare humanum est.
I used to borrow my GG reader from the local library, time to buy me  a copy 
to keep up with all you clever people on the list I reckon.
Thanks to Brad for the correction.


From: "Brad Lehman" <bpl at umich.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 11:59 PM
To: "Discussion of the Canadian pianist Glenn Gould." 
<f_minor at glenngould.org>
Cc: "pzumst" <pzumst at bluewin.ch>
Subject: Re: [f_minor] On The Island / Off The Island

> On 8/18/2010 5:45 PM, pzumst wrote:
>> Hmm. If he had a choice of say 8 records (like in the real Desert Island
>> Disc show) he would also take Byrd & Gibbons, I think he claimed
>> somewhere that this was his favourite own recording. Isn't there an
>> aticle in the GG Reader about this subject ?
> He wasn't claiming that about his own recording of Byrd/Gibbons, or 
> claiming to like any of his own recordings.  His pick there (re Gibbons) 
> was a vocal record of Gibbons's anthems performed by the Deller Consort. 
> His other picks were the Schoenberg Serenade conducted by Maderna, and the 
> DG recording of Sibelius 5 conducted by von Karajan.  The last half of his 
> article is about his fourth choice, the Beethoven concerto #4 with 
> Schnabel/Stock, for sentimental reasons from his teen years.
> The article in question is on pages 437-440 of the Reader.
> He says also in there that his "favorite album of the last few years" [up 
> to 1970] was Wagner's "Die Walkure" conducted by von Karajan, but then he 
> explains it away: that he couldn't dare pick any composition "dependent on 
> the mechanics of a plot" for a desert-island choice.
> Brad Lehman 

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