by Frank Forman
Version 2, 1996 November

This is a supplement to Nancy Canning, _A Glenn Gould Catalog_
  (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992).

New to this version:
III. Noted the most major discrepancy between Sony and Canning
  found by me so far
IV. Gould's New York Philharmonic performances
V. Gould pirates on the Soviet label Melodiya. Plus a few
  corrections in other parts. 
In the works: a listing of the Sony Glenn Gould Edition so far,
  taken from Sony's Web site and reformatted by me, with
  discrepancies between its information and Canning's noted. I
  *still* have not thoroughly examined Junichi Miyaza's own
  efforts at correcting Canning. Most of the discrepancies involve
  Canning claiming more recording dates of a work than Sony.



1.1 Melodiya M10 45963 009, released 1984.
[copied from the back of the jacket of this recording]


Side 1

A. Berg (1885-1935)
Piano Sonata, Op. 1
Allegro Moderato--8.30

G. Gould speaks on the composers
of New Vienna School (demonstrating
an excerpt from the Passacaglia for Orchestra
by A. Webern)--5.18

A. Webern (1883-1945)
Piano Variations, Op. 27--4.43

G. Gould speaks on E. Krenek--1.25

E. Krenek (b. 1900)
From Piano Sonata No. 3,
Op. 62 No. 4
1. Allegretto piacvole,
animato e flessible--4.48

Side 2

4. Adagio--6.00
G. Gould thanks the listeners--1.26

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
From "Die Kunst der Fuge", BWV 1080
Contrapuncti 1, 4, 2--10.15

From "Goldberg Variations", BWV 998
Variations 3, 18, 9, 24, 10, 30

Recorded at the Small Hall of the
Moscow Conservatoire on May 12, 1957

Restorer T. Badeyan
Editor P. Gru"nberg

Also issued on Le Chant du Monde [France] LDX 78799 and CD. The
musical performances themselves, as well as the French reissue are
in Canning's book. She said she would not list non-North American
issues, but in this case, she made an exception.

Interview with Vincent Tovell, 1959.

Disc made for circulating to Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  radio stations for broadcasting purposes. Catalog No. E-156.

Has Gould playing:
Bach: Art of the Fugue: Contrapunctus No. 4
Gould: Quartet, excerpts arranged by the Composer for piano

1.3 Interview with James Fassett, radio commentator for the New
  York Philharmonic. Done in 1963 because the interview discusses
  the 1962 performance with Leonard Bernstein of Brahms: Concerto
  2 as having happened the previous year.
Once available on a Good Sound Associates tape, a company no
  longer in existence. My copy is incomplete.

1.4 Gould discusses a new recording of Beethoven: Concerto 4 in G,
  Op. 58, Serkin, ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, Columbia ML
  6145, MS 6745, MQ 737 (tape). Issued on Columbia MPS 6 (Autumn
  1965), "Audition, the Quarterly Sound Magazine of the Columbia
  Subscription Service" *and* on SOG 1 (Winter 1966), "The Sound
  of Genius; An Invitation to Great Listening; Custom Made for
  Your Columbia Record Dealer"

1.5 Gould discusses his recording of "The Music of Arnold
  Schoenberg, Vol. 4," Columbia M2l 336, M2S 736. Issued on MPS 8
  (Spring 1966), "Audition, the Quarterly Sound Magazine of the
  Columbia Subscription Service"

1.6 Gould discusses his recording of Beethoven: Sonatas 8, 14, and
  23, Columbia MS 7413. Issued on MPS 12 (Winter 1967/68),
  "Audition, the Quarterly Sound Magazine of the Columbia
  Subscription Service"

Interview with John McClure. Columbia BS 15. Bonus disc released
  in 1968 with Columbia MS 7095, Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in c,
  Op. 67, arranged by Franz Liszt and further arranged by the
  Pianist. Performs: [need to fill in]

CBC Learning Systems 326L (open reel and cassette tape). Released

Created by Gould and put together in 1980. One disc of M2X 35914,
  "The Glenn Gould Silver Anniversary Album," commemorating his 25
  years of recording for Columbia. The following information was
  taken from a Web site (to be added later) that contains the
  transcript of part of the Fantasy, called "The Hysterical
  Return": The time is 25 years after the 1955 Goldbergs. GG,
  having taken a pill is as calm as can be while facing a bevy of
  music critics (funny fictional characters played by himself and
  Margaret Pacsu, who also plays Marta Hortavanyi.)
The characters here are:
* Marta Hortavanyi, Columnist for Rhapsodya - Journal of the
  All-Union Musical Workers of Budapest;
* Sir Nigel Twitt-Thornwaite, "exemplifying all that is most
  typical in British musical life." A colonel Blimp type
* Theodore Slutz, Fine Arts Editor of the New York Village Grass
  is Greener. A lost soul of the sixties;
* Duncan Haig-Guiness, A heavily Scot, vaguely incompetent and
  intrusive sound engineer and producer. "Since it became apparent
  almost immediately that his particular gifts did not flourish
  under live-to-air conditions...";
* Karlkeinz Klopweisser, a German musicologist;
* Margaret Pacsu, real person, close friend of Glenn Gould and
  producer for the Silver Jubilee Interview/Fantasy;
* Dr. Herbert von Hochmeister, critic emeritus for the  Great
  Slave Smelt.;
* Byron Rossiter, real person, a great Canadian voice, announcer
  for Hockey Night in Canada, major CBC media events, host for the
  Hysteric Return..;
* Cassie Mackerel, an American woman announcer with a rich
  southern accent;
* AND our man Glenn Gould, being interviewed.

Columbia MX 38613, disc 3 in M3X 38610, "Glenn Gould's Bach, Vol.
  1," which also contains his two Columbia recordings of the
  Goldberg Variations. I believe a book has a transcription of the

And, of course, commentaries for innumerable programs for CBC,
  listed in the Canning book. See also her entries on Gould in the
  composer section for more.

2.1 Brahms: Intermezzo in A, Op. 18, No. 2. In Columbia GS 6, "The
  Sound of Genius," Bonus disc for members of the Columbia Record
  Club, in celebration of its fifth anniversary. The timing is
  different from the released version on MS 6237.

2.2 Bach: Goldberg Variations, second recording (1981). Columbia
  IM 37779 has different takes for some of the variations than the
  video cassette.

3.1 Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 2 and Fairy
  Pictures, Op. 3. Antonin Kubalek, pianist. Notes written by
  Gould as well and dated 1974 November. Issued on Genesis GS 1055

4.1 Quartet, Op. 1 (1953-55), published in 1958 by Barger &
  Barclay of Great Neck, NY
4.1.1 Montreal String Quartet (Hyman Bress, Mildred Goodman, Otto
  Joachim, Walter Joachim), which gave the first performance in
  1956. This is a studio recording made later that year for the
  CBC and circulated on disc to radio stations as Programme 142 of
  its International Transciption Service. The disc is given side
  numbers MBS 2471-72.
4.1.2 The Symphonia Quartet (Kurt Loebel, Elmer Setzer, Tom
  Brennand, Thomas Liberti). Recorded in 1960 and issued on
  Columbia ML 5578/MS6178
4.1.3 Bruno Monsaingeon, Gilles Apap, Gerard Causse, Alain
  Meunier]. Recorded 1990 September and issued on CD: Sony SK

4.2 Cadenzas to Beethoven: Concerto 1 in in C, Op. 15, published
  in 1958 by Barger & Barclay of Great Neck, NY.
4.2.1 Played by the Composer in the recording with Vladimir
  Golschmann conducting the "Columbia Symphony." Recorded in 1958
  and released on Columbia ML 5298/MS 6017.

4.3 "So You Want to Write a Fugue" (1963) for four-part chorus of
  mixed voices with piano or string quartet accompaniment.
  Published in 1964 by G. Schirmer of New York City. My copy of
  the score has the piano version. I do not know if Schirmer
  published a string quartet version.
4.3.1 Elizabeth Guy-Benson (soprano), Anita Darlen (mezzo-
  soprano), Charles Bressler (tenor), and Donald Gramm (baritone).
  Vladimir Golschmann conducting the Julliard String Quartet.
  Recorded on 63.12.14 in New York City in Columbia's 30th Street
  studio. First issued in monaural on a flexible 7" disc insert in
  the 1964 April issue of _High Fidelity_, as No. MONO 164. First
  stereo issue in M2X 35914, "The Glenn Gould Silver Anniversary
  Album," commemorating his 25 years of recording for Columbia.
4.3.2 Claron McFadden (soprano), Marie-Therese Keller (mezzo-
  soprano), Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor), and Harry Van der Kamp
  (bass). Emile Naoumoff, piano; Nicolas Riveng, conductor.
  Recorded 1990 September and issued on CD: Sony SK 47184.

4.4 Two Pieces for Piano. Composed at age 19.
4.4.1. Emile Naoumoff, piano. Recorded 1990 September and issued
  on CD: Sony SK 47184.

4.5 Sonata for Bassoon and Piano. Composed at age 17.
4.5.1 Catherine Marchese, bassoon, Emile Naoumoff, piano. Recorded
  1990 September and issued on CD: Sony SK 47184.

4.6 Piano Sonata (unfinished). Composed at age 19.
4.6.1. Emile Naoumoff, piano. Recorded 1990 September and issued
  on CD: Sony SK 47184.

5. FOUND SINCE THE CANNING CATALOG. Listing does *not* include
  items broadcast on CBC that Canning lists, even if they have not
  appeared on LP or CD.
5.1 Bach: Goldberg Variations, S. 988
5.1.1. 1954.6.21. First issued in 1995 on CD: CBC PSCD 2007

5.2. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E, S. 878 (Well-Tempered Clavier,
  Book II, No. 9)
5.2.1. 1952.10.21. First issued in 1995 on CD: CBC PSCD 2007.
5.2.2. 1970.2.18. Played on the harpsichord. First issued in 1993
  on CD: Sony SMK 52590. Sony says this is from a CBC teevee
  broadcast, while Canning says a radio broadcast in which only an
  except of the fugue was performed in acombination of
  harpsichord, organ, and piano performances.

5.3. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in f#, S. 883 (Well-Tempered Clavier,
  Book II, No. 14)
5.3.1. 1970.2.18. Played on the harpsichord. First issued in 1993
  on CD: Sony SMK 52590. Sony says this is from a CBC teevee
  broadcast, while Canning says a radio broadcast in which only an
  except of the fugue was performed in acombination of
  harpsichord, organ, and piano performances.

5.4 Prokofiev: Vision Fugitive, Op. 22, No. 2. [need to reconcile
  Sony and Canning]
5.4.1. 1974 CBC teevee broadcast. First issued on Sony SM2K 52 622
  in 1995

5.5. Schoenberg: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 42
5.5.1. 1953.12.21. Jean-Marie Beaudet, CBC Symphony Orchestra.
  First issued in 1995 on CD: CBC PSCD 2008

5.6. Scriabin: Preludes Op. 33.3, 45.3, 49.2, and Feullet d'album,
  Op. 58. [need to reconcile Sony and Canning]
5.6.1. 1974 CBC teevee broadcast. First issued on Sony SM2K 52 622
  in 1995

5.7. Webern: Variations, Op. 27
5.7.1. 1954.1.9. First issued in 1995 on CD: CBC PSCD 2008.

Note: Some of the Sony CD issues give earlier dates than the
  Canning catalog. The discrepancy is apparently due to the first
  being the recording date and the second being the date of
  broadcast. More work needed here!

6.1. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, S. 1050
6.1.1. 1960. Paul Paray, Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Western Sound
  Archives tape. Dub possessed by me.


p.4. Failed to include a piano version of Art of the Fugue No. 4
  on "At Home with Glenn Gould," noted by me.

p. 7. Failed to include the Melodiya original of the Leningrad
  performance of Bach Con. 1. Melodiya doesn't give catalog disc
  numbers, but rather catalog *side* numbers. The disc as a whole
  is M10 42831-2. The Bach is on side 1. The disc was issued in
  1980. By 1984, however, Melodiya had stopped the practice of
  putting the side numbers on the jacket. See the Moscow talk
  record at the very top of this listing. On the label on the
  discs, the side numbers are retained below the disc no. Thus
  side 1 has
GOST 5289-80 [I don't know what it means.]
      1      [side 1 of the disc]
M10 45963 009 [I don't understand the suffix]
  45963      [the side no.]

Side 2 is

GOST is the English translitteration of "gamma-looking-character O
  C T". The same GOST 5289-80 is on the Moscow talk record. Going
  through my Melodiya recording of the great conductor Yevgeni
  Mravinski, I have:
early stereo rec., 33SM 02863-4, issued 1971, with TU Ph-16 [looks
  like TY(space)Greek phi(dash)16
early stereo rec., 33SM 02857-8, issued 1971, with TU Ph-16
BUT early stereo SM 02861-2, iss. 1971, with TU-
stereo rec., C10 18171 004, released 1983, with the same GOST
stereo rec., S10 22371 007, released 1985, with the same GOST
monaural rec. D-09999-10000 with GOST 5289-68 (instead of 80)

Three of my ten-inchers have GOST 5289 with 56, 61, and 68
  suffixes. A fourth has a TU 35, with ChP 558-63 on the line

p. 35. Failed to include the Melodiya original of the Leningrad
  performance. The *side* no. is M10 42832

p. 42. Omitted also the excerpts on the "Concert Dropout" disc,
  Col. BS 15. I need someone to relisten to this record and supply
  the information.

p. 46. Failed to say "acquired from Melodiya USSR" for the Berg
  sonata recorded at the Moscow Conservatory. Gave the attribution
  to the other items on the disc. Failed to give Melodiya catalog
  no. for all items.

p. 58. Need the name of the other narrator besides Gould

p. 90. The Winter Fairy was arranged for violin and piano by
  Mikhail Fichtengoltz. I have one of the few copies of Hallmark
  RS 3!

p. 99. Three piano pieces, Op. 11. ML 5336 was in mono. MS 6817 in
  M2S 736 and MS 7098 were in phony stereo. M3 42150 used recently
  discovered stereo master tapes.

p. 107. Three Fantastic Dances arr. by Harry Glickman

p. 114. Serge Taneieff (as spelled on RS 3) arr. by Arthur

p. 180-81. ML 6216/MS 6816 (Schoenberg Songs) was never issued as
  a single disc. It was the first disc in M2L 336/M2S 736, "Music
  of Arnold Schoenberg, Vol. 4." The disc label has M2L 336/M2S
  736 on one line and ML 6816/MS 6816 on the line below. It was
  reissued on a single (stereo) disc, M 31311, "Complete Songs for
  Voice and Piano," at the same time M 31312, "Complete Songs for
  Voice and Piano, Vol. 2" was issued for its one and only issue
  on LP (at least in United States). See p. 186.

p. 181. ML 6217/MS 6817 was the second disc of M2L 336/MS 736. But
  it was issued separately as MS 7098 (there was no corresponding
  monaural issue) and is listed on p. 182.

p. 181-2. M2L 367/M2S 767 was another two record set, never
  singles. Their individual numbers were ML 6436/MS 7036 and ML
  6437/MS 7037. I never owned these discs, but rather a Japanese
  reissue. Canning perhaps just imported these numbers from the
  discography in the back of Geoffrey Payzant's_Glenn Gould: Music
  and Mind_. It takes a while for things like this to fall into
  place. Then they are perfectly obvious! Payzant and Canning both
  say the Phantasy, Op. 47, was on the first disc and the Ode to
  Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 41, on the second. This may be in
  error. Would someone please check? The discs also contains Theme
  and Variations, Op. 43B (conducted by ormandy), Trio for
  strings, Op. 45 (members of the Julliard Quartet), and
  Variations on a REcitative, Op. 40 (Marilyn Mason, organ).

p. 183. MS 7325 was part of a three-disc budget set D3S 806 and
  was also not issued separately as single discs. (There was no
  monaural issue.) The other side of the disc contained the Piano
  Quintet, Leonard Berstein, piano. The other two discs comprised
  the String Quartets, and *their* numbers were MS 7296 and MS
  7297, also not issued separately. This set *might* have been a
  repackaging of a two-disc M2S full price set with the third
  disc, but I find no trace of it. The Bernstein side *was*
  previously issued on ML 6329/MS 6929, coupled with him playing
  Mozart: PQ 1 in g, K. 478. Apparently all the other five sides
  were issued for the first time in D3S 806. All are with three or
  four members of the Julliard Quartet.

Now go correct all the relevant entries in the main catalog.

p. 185. Y 30491 does not have Sonata 10.

pp. 206-7. I have read that the last M&A CD, CD-694, never made it
  to the stores, but I have a vague recollection of seeing it and
  deciding not to buy it at that time. The Beethoven Variations in
  F, Op. 34, and the Weber Konzertstu"ck have not yet resurfaced,
  but the other three have been issued by CBC.

It would be great to have all the foreign issues! 

There's much more work to be done. For example, Canning reported a
  1957 Moscow recording of Bach's Three-Part Inventions: Nos. 2-15
  and says "Sony" acquired the rights from Melodiya in 1983 but
  had not released it. It was issued on a 10" Melodiya disc D
  7133/4, prob. in 1960. Ars Antiqua got some a few years ago and
  started selling thefor $44. I waited for the Sony CD SMK 52685.
  I think the price for the LP dropped to $15. I may have bought a
  copy, but it's not on my shelves, or at least I can't find it.

Work in progress! The major one I have spotted so far is that the
  Strauss Five Pieces are said by Sony to have been all recorded
  on the same date. Canning attributes three of them to that date
  but the other two to a different date. She gives two places in
  Toronto. Sony give only city information. I don't have Canning
  at hand, so I will have to fill in the specifics later.

All are with Leonard Berstein conducting. Source: Howard Shanet,
  _Philharmonic: A History of the Orchestra_ (NY: Doubleday,

1959 April 2 Thursday evening, 3 Friday afternoon, 4 Saturday
  evening: Mozart: Concerto 24
1959 April 5 Sunday afternoon: Beeethoven: Concerto 3
1961 March 16 Thursday evening, 17 Friday afternoon, 19 Sunday
  evening: Beethoven: Concerto 4 (Otto Friedrich, _Glenn Gould, a
  Life and Variations_ says March 17, 18, and 19, but it is not
  clear that the author of the text was responsible for the
  appendix of Gould's concerts.)
1962 April 5 Thursday evening, 6 Friday afternoon, 8 Sunday
  afternoon: Brahms: Concerto 1 (The appendix in Friedrich's book
  says April 6 and 8 only, but the text itself speaks of an
  evening concert and a second performance on Friday afternoon.
  The first performance came with Bernstein's notorious
  introduction and lasted 53'51", according to the stopwatch of a
  critic, Alan Rich, in attendance. Friedrich comments:
  "Bernstein's angry defense against this clockwork is that Gould
  had played considerably faster at his second performance on
  Friday afternoon, the one that was taped and broadcast" (p.
  105). However, my copy of the performance, Melodram MEL 234,
  takes 53'42", but this omits any pause between the second and
  third movements, while the discs themselves say April 7,
  evidently the day of the broadcast. So I think Friedrich is in
  error and that it was the Thursday evening performance that was

Source: John R. Bennettt, compiler, _MELODIYA: A Spvoet Russian
  L.P. Discography (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981), pp.22,
  27-9, 31, 32, 247, 368, 369. Canfield price is what Ars Antiqua,
  3378 Disc Drive, Ellettsville, IN 47429 (Dave Canfield, prop.),
  a used record mail order store, sold the disc for, according to
  its _Canfield Guide to Classical Recordings_, 4th ed., 1995.
Bach, J.S.:
Goldberg Variations  D 04932/3 (30 cm. or 12", rel. 1959, Canfield
  price is $7)

Partita No. 5 plus WTC II: Fugue Nos. 14 in f# and 9 in E  D
  005034/5 (17.5 cm. or 8", rel. 1959, Canfield $12)

15 Three-part Inventions BWV 787-801; Nos. 2-15; D 7133/4 (25 cm.
  or 10", rel. 1960)

Partita No. 6  D 8245/6 (25 cm. or 10", rel. 1961); also contains
  Sonata 3 for violin alone: Prelude, Gavotte, and Fugue, arr. and
  played by Rachmaninoff. Canfield lists D 5036/7 10" for the
  Gould alone and sold a copy for $12.

Italian Concerto plus Partita No. 2  D 10303/4 (25 cm. or 10",
  rel. 1962, Canfield $12)

Concerto No. 5 with "or./Bernstein"  D 20505/6 (25 cm. or 10",
  released 1967). The other side has Concerto No. 1 (Golschmann),
  though it is not listed in Bennett. I found it in _Canfield
  Guide to Classical Recordings_. He sold a copy for $9.)

Haydn: Sonata No. 49 in Eb plus Mozart: Sonata 10 plus Fantasy and
  Fugue in c, K. 394  D 031737/8 (30 cm. or 12", rel. 1971,
  Canfield $16)