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Glenn Gould

Music & Mind

By Geoffrey Payzant

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Series: Goodread Biographies

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Glenn Gould was Canada's greatest musician. From his home in Toronto, he rose to be a world-famous concert pianist and recording artist of the very top rank.
Gould's eccentric attitudes and behaviours were well known, but the musical world was astonished when, in his mid-20s, he announced that he had permanently retired from the concert hall. Instead, Gould focused on the recording studio, on radio and television, and on exploring his fascination with the relation between audience and performer. Through wide and innovative use of electronic technologies, he was able to reach enormous audiences before his untimely death.
Glenn Gould: Music & Mind focuses not on the details of Gould's life but on his ideas, offering unique insights into this remarkable Canadian and his life's work. Includes bibliographies and discographies of Gould's work.

"Absorbing and provocative..."

- Music Canada

"Drawn sympathetically, but with clear-eyed detachment."

- Globe and Mail

"A carefully researched and fascinating study of Canada's most controversial musical mind."

- Toronto Star

"Insightful..."

- Contemporary Keyboard

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 192 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1986
ISBN: 9780887801457
Format: 7in x 4.25in

BISAC Code:  BIO004000
Imprint: Goodread Biography


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