[f_minor] New transcription edition of 1981 Goldberg

bstagno at optonline.net bstagno at optonline.net
Thu Dec 3 10:08:36 MST 2015

Good to know. Thanks for clarifying.

That's pretty impressive that they were able to derive fingerings from the video. I imagine that was a laborious process. I purchased the edition and look forward to receiving it.


----- Original Message -----
From: Kevin Bazzana 
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 1:18 pm
Subject: Re: [f_minor] New transcription edition of 1981 Goldberg
To: f_minor at glenngould.org

> A clarification, in response to Barbara Stagno's 
> question: It is
> correct that Gould's surviving scores are almost devoid of 
> fingering; this
> was apparently a matter he left largely to intuition. The 
> fingerings in
> Nicholas Hopkins's new Goldberg edition do not derive from 
> Gould's scores
> (which Hopkins studied) but from Monsaingeon's film; they record the
> fingerings Gould used in that film, to the extent that they can be
> determined. (Of course, in the film, his hands are not always 
> visible, so
> fingerings appear only sporadically in Hopkins's edition.) 
> Anyway, there is
> no evidence that Gould planned his fingerings in advance for the 1981
> Goldberg interpretation, and this is consistent with his 
> lifelong practice.
> Kevin Bazzana
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