To the Editors:

I want to thank Allen Evans, the record producer and piano historian, for pointing out that William Kapell could not have been at Glenn Gould’s debut in New York in 1955, as Kevin Bazzana writes in his biography of Gould, Wondrous Strange (p. 148), and as I negligently repeated in my review of that book [NYR, October 7]. Kapell died, in a plane crash, in 1953.

Michael Kimmelman

New York City

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November 4, 2004