[f_minor] Glenn Gould plays Bach, re-releases etc

Jörgen Lundmark jorgen.lundmark at mypost.se
Sat Jul 14 05:53:28 PDT 2012

Hello Pat,

Yes, the Bach trilogy is out which of course is good news in itself. 
What is less good is that there is nothing but the films -- no outtakes! 
-- except short introductory liner notes by Michael Stegemann. The 
apparent video degradation of especially the "An Art of the Fugue" 
hasn't been dealt with either. At least I cannot detect and restoration 
work being done. Haven't compared the sound on the Goldberg film with 
the previous DVD, so I can't say anything for certain as far as the 
audio is concerned. Anyway, all three films are at last available!

Your message about the upcoming Sony releases made me search Ammazon.de. 
Here's what I found:

This must be the Scriabin 5th project finished, or...?


> Dear all
> Over the next few weeks Sony Classical will re-release some GG 
> recordings with new packaging -- and there is even one item that, at 
> least to my knowledge, is new to DVD.
> To my knowledge some of the Montsagenon films were never released on 
> VHS in Europe due to rights reasons, but now that has changed because 
> Sony Classical Germany has this:
> http://klassik.sonymusic.de/Glenn-Gould/Gould-Plays-Bach-Dvd/P/2646630
> I do believe Mr Jörgen Lundmark has mentioned this before, but now it 
> is an actual fact. For reasons of being a lazy sod I am going to 
> concentrate on Amazon sites, please check your prefered online music 
> store. Amazon.com and .ca do not list these DVDs yet. What they do 
> list however is this box set:
> http://www.amazon.de/Glenn-Gould-Bach-38-Dvd/dp/B0086WQNZ0/ref=sr_1_24?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1342261853&sr=1-24
> I assume that the DVD box will be sold seperately, albeit not being 
> listed everywhere yet.
> Sony will also re-release some major recordings by GG in August and 
> September. The cover design will be similar to the recent CBC DVD 
> release. An example can be seen here:
> http://www.amazon.de/Two-Part-Inventions-Collection-Vol-2-Gould/dp/B0085MK2C6/ref=sr_1_17?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1342262070&sr=1-17
> (Please note the word Collection here....)
> Form most of us this will be an old hat, but if you are new to all 
> things GG then this might be interesting, expecially the Bach box set.
> No word as of yet if Sony or the CBD will have a look in the infamous 
> ice box. Most surprisingly therre are no new books announced untill 
> now. Who knows what surprises the year might still bring ?
> Pat
> Bach and Fractals, Goldberg Variations
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YL0d-rJPNs&list=PL9498490917D391DD&index=1&feature=plpp_video

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