[f_minor] Monsaingeon/David Oistrakh

Jörgen Lundmark jorgen.lundmark at mypost.se
Sun Mar 11 08:33:41 PDT 2012

Hello Pat,

I guess hero worship is often a part when great musicians are portrayed. 
It's also important to remember that Gould scripted most of his 
TV-appearances, and this is true as far as the two Monsaigeon programs 
are concerned. I've never been bothered by that. The idea of the "truth" 
in documentaris can always be questioned: it is always a point of view 
that is, and must be, presented.

As far as the "Chemins de la Musique" is concerned I don't think 
Monsaingeon is inordinately trying to please Gould, and the scripted 
dialogue does strike me as revealing and to the point. In the Bach 
series, the discussions between the two are really secondary to the 
amazing playing.

> Mary and Jörgen, I must see if my VHS copies of this material are 
> still alive and playable. Don’t get me wrong here but when I saw them 
> first ages ago I had the impression that Montsagenon was kissing up a 
> bit and trying too hard to please. There was a bit too much slime. But 
> I like to be corrected, time to get up to the attic so see where that 
> VCR is...
> Yet Herafter got stuck in my throat indeed. So many missed 
> opportinities in that one...
> Pat
> OT:
> Let me quickly explain what I meant. Back when Genius Within was 
> available on the PBS website the following brief dialogue took place 
> on my PC. It lasted microseconds but you will get the idea.
> My PC: Hi, I am IP . Can I come in ?
> PBS Server: Hi, I am IP You may enter, but you are not 
> allowed to watch that GG movie.
> My PC: Why not ?
> PBS Server: Because the suffix 192 tells me that you are not a US IP 
> and I have been clearly instructed only to allow local IPs in for this 
> specific content. Otherwise feel free to look around, but not this one.
> My PC: Well, then...
> Yet by switching my IP I could have fooled that server into thinking 
> otherwise. This practice is legal, otherwise those nice people at 
> Google or advertising companies would be out of business soon.. OT out

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