[f_minor] GG - The Acoustic Orchestrations - Scriabin & Sibelius

jorgen.lundmark at mypost.se jorgen.lundmark at mypost.se
Thu Jun 20 01:08:01 MDT 2013

Hello Ted,

I'm also surprised that this exiting release hasn't been discussed very
much. I remember some messages before this multi-microphone release of
Scriabin's 5th sonata and I know there are others on F minor that know
much more about this CD double.

I can tell you that both the sonata AND the two poems Désir and Caresse
dansée has never before been released as "acoustic orchestrations". Gould
did record them with the four different microphone settings he used in the
Sibelius release, but he never got around to edit them. These versions are
realized after his death but, as far as I can tell, they do follow his

This is definitely an album any Gould fan should own!


> Hi, 
> I'm new to this list, so I'm not sure what the protocol is, but I have a
> question: does anyone here know anything about a recent release on Sony
> Classical called, "Glenn Gould - The Acoustic Orchestrations"?  
> I came across a video on YouTube that contains a brief, voice-over intro
> by Gould followed by a real-time depiction of a multitrack mix of his
> recording of the Scriabin Sonata #5 -- really interesting! -- and it
> sounds quite different from the version released years ago.  Here's the
> link: 
> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGkzxL96Xyg>  
> Apart from the promotional blurb on Amazon, I can't seem to find out much
> more about the release.  I've had a preliminary look at the f-minor
> archive but don't see any discussion of it here either (mind you, I could
> have easily missed something).  Does anyone have any background
> information on the Scriabin recording?  Are the Sibelius tracks new as
> well or are they reissues?  Has there been any previous discussion of the
> disc on this list (or elsewhere)?  
> Any info would be much appreciated, 
> Ted

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