[f_minor] f_minor Digest, Vol 12, Issue 8

Elaine Parks elaine19c at yahoo.ca
Mon Mar 14 13:21:45 EDT 2011

Hi Professor Wright,
I remembered the name from several books, the one I have handy at the moment is the Otto Friedrick's biography of Gould ("Glenn Gould: A Life and Variations"). Kitty is described as a teacher and translator in Leningrad who wrote to GG praising his performances and encouraging him to come back to visit the USSR again. Their correspondence continued for many years. I expect those letters will be in the archives you're going to search. 
Regards , Elaine

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   1. Kitty Gvozdeva??? (James Wright)


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Dear F-minor List,
Might anyone on the list know the name Kitty Gvozdeva?  In 1958, the year after his tour of the Soviet Union, GG rec'd a copy of the Scriabin Sonatas bearing an inscription "from Kitty Gvozdeva."  When he recorded the 3rd and 5th Sonatas in the late-60s, he used this score, and wrote extensive comments, performance indications and other glossings into it.
I still need to dig through the correspondence held in the GG Fonds at Library and Archives Canada, in the hope that a letter from (or to) Kitty Gvozdeva is there.  B ut I wondered if anyone on the list might recognize this name.
Many thanks, in advance, for any help any or you might be able to provide!

James K. Wright, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor &
Supervisor of Performance Studies
School for Studies in Art & Culture: Music
A917 Loeb Building, Carleton University
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K1S 5B6
Email: James_Wright at carleton.ca
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