[f_minor] "Island Records"

pzumst pzumst at bluewin.ch
Wed Aug 18 22:05:34 EDT 2010

Mary, prolly the intro to the  Kingswell bio I reckon. Kingswell is not using footnotes *, but I reckon I must shell out some CHF for this book. The introduction looks promising enough. I'd love to hear that recording since I am in Elisabethan Mode (Tallis, Tye etc.) anyway

Anybody noticed that the National Library of Canada lists his books and other stuff but no word on his record collcetion ? I also noticed that some of the tapes they list are reportedly in serious condition..


*and cite the origins of his quotes or list sources. I haven't seen the appendix yet. Sorry if I am wrong.

From: maryellen jensen 
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2010 1:56 AM
To: f_minor at glenngould.org 
Subject: [f_minor] "Island Records"

You're absolutely right Pat, Gould is quoted as saying of 'A Consort of Musicke' "the best damn record we've ever made.".
You're absolutely right Brad, Gould purportedly wore out successive copies of a particular album by The Deller Consort. Which one? Where did I read that?
You're absolutely right Bob. Some time ago in these pages Fred Houpt wrote some great things about that album. 
I came across this terse little review somewhere:

"I know, pianos were not there when these musics were delighting people’s ears all around Europe, still I think this record is worth a try. Glenn Gould was a sheer universal genius: here each voice of these splendid polyphonics is so perfectly clear that I think this record should be used in classrooms too."

Mary Jensen


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