[f_minor] "Island Records"
Kpapademas at aol.com
Kpapademas at aol.com
Thu Aug 19 00:08:22 EDT 2010
Pat - the "fact" that some of the tapes are in serious condition should be
a major cause of alarm for these Canadian National (and World) Treasures
to be restored/backed up/duplicated for future generations. Glenn Gould
himself regarded the performances in the recordings to be valued by the
listener not just for the moment (as from the live performances), "but forever". I
would like to know if the Glenn Gould Foundation has a project to help
preserve their namesake's treasures, in conjunction with the Library of
Canada. This should be a high priority on their agenda. If this project does
exist, what is the progress?
(Ironically, I had been listening to GG play Gibbons and Byrd this
In a message dated 8/18/2010 9:06:14 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
pzumst at bluewin.ch writes:
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_ (mailto:maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com)
Sent: Thursday, August 19, 2010 1:56 AM
To: _f_minor at glenngould.org_ (mailto: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
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
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