Thanks, I wasn't trying to rustle any feathers, merely curious.
On Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 8:58 PM, DAVID BURNHAM <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Having worked at CBC for many years, I also have a lot of tapes, including
> some material by Glenn Gould which, although it may have been given to me,
> I am not at liberty to sell or publish or permit to be broadcast. A used
> tissue is not intellectual property. There is also the matter of
> authenticity; I could put Glenn's name on any piano recording I might have
> made and who could argue? Since he never made any professional recordings
> of Chopin, nobody knows what his Chopin would sound like. The absence of
> his humming wouldn't be a clue because that was more of an emotional
> response to the music he was playing and I don't think he would feel that
> way towards Chopin. The presence of the humming wouldn't tell you anything
> either because after he died, I could easily collaborate with a pianist and
> say, "let's make a recording of some Chopin and pass it off as Glenn Gould.
> By the way, you'll have to hum along.". Having been a friend of Larry
> Lake's for many years, I would trust that if he said it was by Glenn
> Gould, it probably was, but he also enjoyed a joke.
> On Sunday, February 9, 2014 9:41:04 PM, Julian Antos <[log in to unmask]>
> If they were in fact a gift how would the Gould estate have anything to do
> >with them? Are they under copyright? Unless they are, shouldn't the estate
> >have as much control under them as a piece of tissue Glenn Gould sneezed
> >On Sun, Feb 9, 2014 at 8:14 PM, Paul Stamler <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> On 2/9/2014 6:15 PM, Alan Foljambe wrote:
> >>> I have some rare tapes that I would like to sell and thought some of
> >>> people on this list might be able to provide me with some guidance.
> >>> I have two 1/4" reel to reel tapes of Glenn Gould playing Chopin. These
> >>> were bought from the estate of Larry Lake in Toronto, who was an
> >>> who did work for CBC and a friend of Gould's. The tapes were probably
> >>> given
> >>> to Lake by Gould. As far as I know, these tapes have never been
> >>> or published.
> >>> I've been told that these tapes could be worth a huge amount of money
> >>> I'm cautious and somewhat dubious about this claim. Apparently tapes of
> >>> Gould playing Chopin are far more rare than Bach, as he was a devotee
> >>> Bach and didn't really even like Chopin.
> >>> Any guidance you might want to provide about dealing with this
> >>> would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
> >> Those tapes were the property of Glenn Gould, and are now the property
> >> his estate. Only they have the right to sell the tapes, or publish them
> >> any way.
> >> Peace,
> >> Paul