[f_minor] Kitty Gvozdeva???

maryellen jensen maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 14 13:52:19 EDT 2011

Mr. Wright,

 I do believe that Kitty G. was (is) the woman "minder" assigned to Gould when he was in Soviet Russia, a sort of State "host" and translator...


From: gzarlino at hotmail.com
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 09:26:59 -0400
CC: james_wright at carleton.ca
Subject: [f_minor] Kitty Gvozdeva???

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
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada  K1S 5B6
Email: James_Wright at carleton.ca
Telephone : (613) 520-2600 (ext. 3734)
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