Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould, 1932–82, Canadian pianist and composer. A prodigy, he began study at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto at 12. He was piano soloist with the Toronto Symphony at 14, and by the time he was 19 he was making concert tours in Canada, soon becoming known for idiosyncratic performance behavior. A great pianist, Gould was particularly noted for his interpretations of Bach and the romantics. As a composer, Gould was influenced by the postromantic music of the late 19th cent. His first published composition, a string quartet, had its premiere on television in 1956. During the 1960s Gould reduced his concert appearances to a minimum, preferring thereafter to concentrate on recording.

See biographies by O. Friedrich (1989) and P. F. Ostwald (1997); study by G. Leroux (2010).

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Glenn Gould: Selected full-text books and articles

The Gould Standard By Vittes, Laurence Strings, Vol. 24, No. 9, April 2010
Pure Gould By Clinch, Dermot New Statesman (1996), Vol. 128, No. 4467, December 20, 1999
Glenn Gould, Conductor: Critical Reception, Chronicle, and Commentary By Maloney, S. Timothy Intersections, Vol. 31, No. 2, July 1, 2011
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Locating the Artist in Thirty Two Short Films about Glenn Gould By Varga, Darrell Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Vol. 12, No. 2, Fall 2003
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Northern Ways to Think about Music: Glenn Gould's Idea of North as an Aesthetic Category By Mantere, Markus Intersections, Vol. 25, No. 1/2, January 1, 2005
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Virtual Realism By Michael Heim Oxford University Press, 1998
Librarian's tip: "The Isolation of Glenn Gould" begins on p. 78
Building on Bion: Branches: Contemporary Developments and Applications of Bion's Contributions to Theory and Practice By Robert M. Lipgar; Malcolm Pines Jessica Kingsley, 2003
Librarian's tip: Chap. 9 "'So you Want to Write a Fugue?' Wilfred R. Bion with Glenn Gould"
Bach's Goldberg Variations Demystified By Hall, Cory American Music Teacher, Vol. 54, No. 5, April-May 2005
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