[f_minor] Glenn Gould Down Under

maryellen jensen maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 30 18:42:07 EST 2010

Hejsan Brett,

 The radio program link I sent in is still active, it's interesting to listen to Peter Raymont commenting. 


From: brettab at ihug.com.au
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 07:32:29 +1030
Subject: Re: [f_minor] Glenn Gould Down Under

I presume this is from Andy Ford’s
national Music Show. He’s a very knowledgeable man and composer.
Incidentally did you that Gould was scheduled to undertake an Australian tour
in 1960 for the ABC but he’d pulled out of it at the last minute?
Reference is made to it in Bazzana’s book and I’m thanked in the
footnotes for uncovering correspondence at the ABC and to think it all flowed
from a passing comment in a personal letter to me from John Roberts. Orchestral
concerts and repertoire were already chosen for Melbourne and Sydney including both
the usual Bach D minor and Schoenberg for his Sydney debut, the Burleske also. However the
most interesting item is the inclusion of Mozart’s K.488 which of course
he neither recorded nor performed elsewhere. If only …. I also have an interesting
letter somewhere on the Schwarzkopf sessions from Paul Myers (1966). I gather
it was Walter Legge, famed EMI producer and Schwarzkopf’s husband who
cancelled the sessions due to Gould’s improvising. Mind you Strauss
himself was known to do this. Now Dame Betty’s dead, we might eventually
get to hear the outtakes that she wouldn’t allow to be released including
Morgen etc. I guess I should get off my backside and write something. Kevin and
I did discuss my writing something on GG Down Under for the now the now defunct
magazine. So I don’t know where would be the best place for publication


All good wishes,




f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org [mailto:f_minor-bounces at glenngould.org] On Behalf Of maryellen jensen

Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010
4:26 AM

To: f_minor at glenngould.org

Subject: [f_minor] Glenn Gould
Down Under


This Australian radio program was already posted on F Minor I do believe but it
may have been utterly forgotten by now, so:


Hi Ho,


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