[f_minor] Music and Arts
jorgen.lundmark at sundsvall.nu
Sun Jun 19 03:51:39 EDT 2011
I was also confused about the WHRA, but I got an explanation: It's a
"sub-label" to M&A, something like L'oiseau-lyre and Harmonia Mundi.
I don't know about the old M&A releases. I haven't seen any new editions
of these. If someone does know anything more I'd be most interested to
know. Anyway, the new box has nothing to do with these previous M&A
discs, and with a few exceptions contain previously unreleased material.
There are several different sources for these live performances. I know
for example that the Bach Dminor in Sweden was found in a Sweden by a
collector (not me). Which means that the source is a remarkably good
sounding radio dub from the late 50s early 60s (the Swedish Radio
archive does not contain a copy).
I don't think anyone has made a proper investigation of Gould's private
Archive. There were some very early Gould performances aired during the
last GG Gathering, but nothing else has been made public as far as I
know. And I do share Kevin Bazzana's worries. Let's hope someone within
the Gould Estate beings to understand the importance of these holdings
instead of concentrating on the award. If they don't keep the interest
in the work of GG alive, there won't be a price in a few years' time.
Regarding the WHRA/M&A box there will, as far as I understand it, be a
review in Gramophone and in some other publications as well. I do hope
the sales for the box -- despite the price (which is not so high
considering that there are six discs) -- will be good. Otherwise M&A
might be reluctant to make such an effort again.
If you live in the US I suggest you buy the box from Canada or Europe.
And don't wait too long.
maryellen jensen skrev 2011-06-19 04:05:
> TheConcert Is Utterly Dead / Vive The Concert
> Jorgen_,* Thank You for the heads up on the new releases. You are
> correct, these are the most important
> releases to come along in a long while. Pardon my ignorance but what I
> understand is that these two
> compilations - the WHRA and Music and Arts - are identical...? The
> Music and Arts live recordings were
> banned from further distribution by Sony (along with the Nuova Era
> releases) and are now again available
> due to copyright expiration as was explained here a while ago by Brad
> Lehman? I recently read a 2002
> email on F Minor from a member offering various 'bootleg' Music and
> Arts live recordings ... as far as I
> know he didn't sport a parrot on his shoulder; my question is who
> recorded what? Perhaps I'm simply too
> thick to understand where all of these live recordings have come from.
> According to Bazzana, the GG Archives
> are thick with 'acetates' which GG himself wanted made in order to
> re-listen to his concert performances.
> What is happening with these? Bazzana seems to be worried about their
> safety ie viability if not soon
> 'transferred'. Any comments from anybody? Has anyone here been deep
> into the GG Archives?
> *_Marco_,* a propos Music and Arts this is what I have found:
> I am utterly frustrated because at the Music&Arts site _I did find_
> the new Gould release listed under 'new sping releases' but now I
> can't find
> it again. The Music&Arts site is a bizarre frustration.
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