[f_minor] The GG 10 dvd release

maryellen jensen maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 11 15:00:56 EDT 2011


Thanks for the the CBC - CBS/Sony copyright information. A few years ago I spoke with
Faye Perkins (Sony/Glenn Gould Estate) by telephone who told me the same thing that 
Kevin Bazzana told you. Rather complicated eh? 

Fantastic that the entire Humphrey Burton Conversations are finally available. I have beaten my
computer keyboard to within an inch of its electronic capacities trying to track down a copy.
The Beethoven portion has been widely screened from London to NYC to San Francisco: 
it has turned up at many a Beethoven fete over the years.     

Pity about the "How Mozart Became..." missing from the new compilation. If I'm not
mistaken the copyright is also at Boston early PBS...was the exclusion due to copyright
or down to something else? 

One last thing: The Glenn Gould Foundation has no posts whatsoever on the new live
collection nor on the new dvd collection. No posts, no critical analysis, no nothing.



Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 19:02:28 +0200
From: jorgen.lundmark at sundsvall.nu
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Subject: Re: [f_minor] The GG 10 dvd release


    Hello Mary,


    Kevin Bazzana answers you CBC question like this:


    "As I understand it, CBS/Sony has always held

    the rights to release GG's recordings (from whatever source)
    beginning with

    his first Goldberg recording--which is why the CBC, in the early

    could only release earlier, pre-1955 radio/TV recordings on its own

    recordings dating from before the CBS contract. So Sony still holds

    rights to release GG's post-1955 stuff as CDs, DVDs, etc., even CBC

    material, though of course this all had to be negotiated with the

    (that's one of the reasons this process took so long--everything had
    to be

    renegotiated between Sony and the CBC). All of this is slightly

    by the fact that anything before 1961 is now in the public domain in
    most of

    the world, which means that (outside the USA, anyway) I myself could

    bootleg CDs of 1957 CBC broadcasts on my street corner and it
    wouldn't be

    illegal. (This applies to audio, anyway; the copyright laws in video

    be different, I actually don't know.)"







        Hejsan Jorgen et al


         How can an
          imminent Sony dvd release have anything to do with Gould's 

        "Bernsteining in
          all directions" which was done at/for the CBC?


         Jorgen, hasn't
          the CBC sole copyright to GG's many many years of

        t.v. programs and
          radio performances?


         Can Mr. Bazzana
          help out on this? 


         It would be
          interesting to hear from somebody/anybody with 

          information on "Revcom". I have read up on

        it and it has
          been an interesting read but I'd like to understand more.

        It seems there
          were some very interesting people involved.





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