[f_minor] Gould and Shostakovich, Gould and Ives 4th (27 April, 1965)
maryellenjensen28 at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 31 23:43:41 MST 2014
Thank you for the holiday cheer and cheers to you !!
In partial answer to your e-mail: I have no first hand knowledge of the quality of the translations Miyazawa has done of Gould's material but it is interesting to learn from you that there are such errors. I have found some in the Bruno Monsaingeon translations of Gould into French, not many but they are there. It used to annoy me dreadfully; I understand your frustration especially since, as you rightly point out, Miyazawa is vaunted as the Gould Expert-Specialist in Japan.
I just have to laugh at the thought of a mini-series: "Six Wives of Gregor Samsa". Sometimes I forget what Gouldian humour is/was. As for "A Fjord in Your Future" our GG certainly had Ford in his present: Ford Presents "The Creative Performer", a series starring Leonard Bernstein and a super star cast of 'guests' including Igor Stravinsky, Glenn Gould to name only two... and OF COURSE it was The Ford Foundation which provided the funding for PBL with whom GG filmed his "How Mozart Became A Bad Composer".
Sorry Yoshiyuki, I am straying from your questions.
Re: The Mormon Hymn/Stokowski Radio: I seriously doubt that Gould was attempting caricature: pastiche yes.
Re: Ives: Sorry, I couldn't read the NYT article without paying for it.
Re: Horowitz: Oh dear, our GG had a lifelong bee in his bonnet concerning Horowitz.
I'm afraid I haven't been of much help to you and I sincerely hope someone else here can do better than I did. I know our Bobmerk is an Ivesian and so I hope he will chime in.
Have you seen these two features Yoshiyuki?
Exit, pursued by a bear,
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20:01:03 +0900
From: mukudaiyoshiyuki at googlemail.com
To: f_minor at glenngould.org
Subject: [f_minor] Gould and Shostakovich, Gould and Ives 4th (27 April, 1965)
Happy holidays, by the way!
I have 2 questions which some of you may well be able to answer. The original e-mail sent to Tim Page only to receive nothing.
Is Glenn trying to explain exactly what he is writing here with Mormon hymn or is he intending to caricature the America? (I do have Mormon hymn book so that I know and can play this particular hymn at the keyboard.)
The Glenn Gould Reader: pp 386 "Radio as Music" on Stokowski.
"Shostakovich"s Eleventh Symphony. At the end of the folk-song sequence a refrain of the Mormon hymn "Come, come ye saints" (he's talking about immigrant patterns in the settling of America) gets us to the key of G, and for its dominant - D - we included a few bars of "Ein fest Burg" - a performance that was recorded in Philadelphian the early twenties. This reminds him of the old days, his early years in the recording studio (back to 1917 in fact), and he hears his earliest attempt at the Rienzi Overture - technologically pathetic but very funny - played for all its monaural worth exclusively in the right speaker."
Another is Ives and Horowitz:
Apparently Glenn is sticky with these two events. Is this the evidence that Glenn jealous about Horowitz and his Scriabin (d. 27. April, 1915)?
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9D01E7DC123CE733A25754C2A9629C946491D6CFMusic: Stokowski Conducts Ives's Fourth Symphony in World Premiere After 50 Years; American...
In the liner of "Glenn Gould Silver Jubilee Album" CD released in 1998 was written by a hand of Japanese musicologist "Titan" and Glenn Gould self-called "expert" called Jun'ichi Miyazawa. His translation is very strange and has very easy-going errors.Example:Margaret Pacsu:With Sir Nigel Twitt-Thornwaite, she narrated the Italia Prize-contending documentary "Music at the Chapel Royal from James VI to James I," with Martha Hortavanyi, the psychologicallly probing TV mini-series "Six Wives of Gregor Samsa" and, in a forthcoming 13-week series "A Fjord in Your Future" co-produced by the Cousteau Institute and the Southwest Greenland Geographical Society, she will join Karlheinz Klopweisser in a two-man submarine and a discussion of "Sonar Forms and Echo Ratios from Brattahlid to Herjolfnes." Miss Pacsu has resided for many years in Toronto where she serves as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's token New Jerseyite.Miyazawa translates: (at least there are these errors: this certain Miyazawa doesn't understand what the "Past Tense" is!)With Sir Nigel Twitt-Thornwaite, she narrated the Italia Prize-contending documentary "Music at the Chapel Royal from James VI to James I," with Martha Hortavanyi, the psychologicallly probing TV mini-series "Six Wives of Gregor Samsa" and, in a forthcoming (*curiously enough deleted from the liner translation) 13-week series "A Fjord in Your Future" co-produced by the Cousteau Institute and the Southwest Greenland Geographical Society, she will (curiously enough deleted from Miyazawa's Sony liner translation) joined Karlheinz Klopweisser in a two-man submarine and made (curiously enough added by Miyazawa self-claiming expert of Glenn Gould scholor) a discussion of "Sonar Forms and Echo Ratios from Brattahlid to Herjolfnes." Miss Pacsu has resided for many years in Toronto where she serves as the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's token New Jerseyite. Shockingly enough, this Jun'ichi Miyazawa is among the most respected by many of uneducated Japanese music lovers to its scholors. This is one of many samples proving low standard of the Japanese Intelligentsa quality.
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