It’s not just Glenn Gould that’s for sale

It’s not just Glenn Gould that’s for sale


norman lebrecht

November 05, 2018

The NY Times is acting as shill for Bonham’s coming sale of Glenn Gould’s much-decorated copy of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.  Tim Page has authenticated the manuscript.

I know a lot of people who will be more impressed by another item at the same auction house a few days earlier – an unknown Schumann draft of Fantasiestücke.

Seriously interesting.



  • So it’s a “manuscript” and a “copy”?

    • 18mebrumaire says:

      Presumably the manuscript element consists of the grunts, groans and semi-improvised counter-melodies singularly lacking in the 1741 print.

  • aj says:

    It is not a manuscript ,to tout it as such is deplorable .How people debase themselves for a buck !