2009-04-01 14:48:43 UTC
Hofmann lovers will be thrilled to learn that a recording of Hofmann
playing the Goldberg Variations has been discovered in the Glenn Gould
archives in Ottawa. Apparently Gould and the sometime inventor were
close telephone pals.
There is only one problem with this valuable document. There is only
one copy and Gould agreed to ensure that it was sealed for a century
after his death.
So, we shall not, alas, have the opportunity of hearing this
recording. But several generations from now a whole new group of
Hofmann worshippers will be born.