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Re: [F_MINOR] The Song Beneath the Ice + BWV 972 to 987

Title: RE: [F_MINOR] The Song Beneath the Ice + BWV 972 to 987

For the Bach concerti arrangements you might try Ciprien (spelling?) Katsaris' piano recording of all / most of them. I believe the recording was called the Italian Bach or something like that and that it was on the Teldec label. I haven't listened to my copy for awhile, but I remember liking the performances especially of the Vivaldi arrangements. 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jörgen Lundmark [mailto:jorgen.lundmark@SUNDSVALL.NU]
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: [F_MINOR] The Song Beneath the Ice + BWV 972 to 987


Thanks for the information.

What specific connection with Gould did you find in the the novel?
Any Gouldian ideas on art, media etc. that Fiorito presents in the

Another topic: does anyone know of a good recording of some (or all) of
the Bach concerti arrangements, BWV 972 to 987? Gould unfortunately only
did BWV 974, and the different harpsichord versions (Drefyss, Baumont
and Barchi) I've heard hasn't been that interesting. Or at least, I
believe they could be played more inspiringly (as Gould did).


Ps. As to the question of "Pictures...", Horowitz's magnificent
accounts  -- esp. the last two movements -- will always be my first choices.
Nikolai Demidenko's rec. on Hyperion is an excellent modern version
(without any of Horowitz's additions, which I like:-)

Jim Morrison wrote:

>I read the book a few months ago and was very pleased with the first half of
>it. The second half the end last few chapters were unexpected for me and
>less than pleasing, but I'd certainly recommend the book to anyone who'd
>read something about it and felt like it would be something they were
>interested in. The book is kind of tricky in that there are a few narrative
>voices interwoven throughout the text. Some of it in the form of journal
>entries, some in transcribed audio tapes, other in plain old regular first
>Also, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition plays a significant role in the
>novel. It's the work that the pianist is most famous for, ala Gould and the
>Goldbergs.  I was constantly listening to Pictures during the time I was
>reading the book.
>And there's much more of the real Glenn Gould in this novel than in the
>Anything else I can help you with concerning the novel, just ask.

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