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By Peter Goddard

ISBN-10: 1459733096

ISBN-13: 9781459733091

A startling new portrait of Gould, together with never-before-seen material.

Glenn Gould’s spectacular recordings carry that unmistakable jolt of genius to every iteration newly studying the nice Canadian pianist. With the aid of the Glenn Gould property, Peter Goddard attracts on his personal interviews with Gould and on new, and in certain cases neglected, assets to offer a freshly revealing portrait of Gould’s unsettled existence, his radical determination to hand over concertizing, his profession as a radio innovator, and his deep reaction to the Canadian setting. Sci-fi and hi-fi, hockey and Petula Clark, Elvis, jazz, chess, the Beatles, and intercourse — most of these tell this exploration of the pianist’s far-reaching mind's eye. there's even a touching account of the single piano lesson Gould ever gave.

This is definitely the right reward for someone new to classical song and people already immersed in it, for people with an curiosity in Canadian tune, in Glenn Gould himself, and in what ended in The Goldberg Variations, one of many maximum recordings in song history.

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A startling new portrait of Gould, together with never-before-seen fabric. Glenn Gould’s impressive recordings bring that unmistakable jolt of genius to every new release newly learning the nice Canadian pianist. With the aid of the Glenn Gould property, Peter Goddard attracts on his personal interviews with Gould and on new, and occasionally ignored, resources to give a freshly revealing portrait of Gould’s unsettled existence, his radical selection to give up concertizing, his profession as a radio innovator, and his deep reaction to the Canadian atmosphere.

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