Glenn GouldPianist. Born 25 September 1932. Died 4 October 1982
Glenn Gould Biography (Wikipedia)
Glenn Herbert Gould (25 September 1932 – 4 October 1982) was a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He was particularly renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His playing was distinguished by remarkable technical proficiency and capacity to articulate the polyphonic texture of Bach's music. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.
After his adolescence, Gould rejected most of the standard Romantic piano literature including Liszt, Schumann, and Chopin. Although his recordings were dominated by Bach, Gould's repertoire was diverse, including works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Brahms, pre-Baroque composers such as Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Orlando Gibbons and William Byrd, and such 20th-century composers as Paul Hindemith, Arnold Schoenberg and Richard Strauss. Gould was well known for various eccentricities, from his unorthodox musical interpretations and mannerisms at the keyboard to aspects of his lifestyle and personal behaviour. He stopped giving concerts at the age of 31 to concentrate on studio recording and other projects.
- Loving Glenn Gouldhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p056n105.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p056n105.jpg2017-06-25T17:45:00.000ZLorne Tulk, Gould's long term sound engineer and collaborator, cries as he remembers his friend.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p056mzng
Loving Glenn Gould
- Did Glenn Gould have a form of autism?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ql7vx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04ql7vx.jpg2017-06-25T17:45:00.000ZGould’s idiosyncratic habits have led to decades of speculation as to whether or not he may have had autism spectrum disorder. James Rhodes meets an expert to find out more.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p056n564
Did Glenn Gould have a form of autism?
- Stalin didn't realise this piece was a protest against everything he stood for and awarded it a prize!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053djyw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053djyw.jpg2017-06-24T13:55:00.000Z"An explosive burst of rock'n'roll with a chromatic edge" - New York Times on the final movement of Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No.7https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p056g2j7
Stalin didn't realise this piece was a protest against everything he stood for and awarded it a prize!
- "I've never forgotton where I was the first time I heard this performance"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yf97j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03yf97j.jpg2016-06-15T13:34:00.000ZJames Rhodes on why he loves Glenn Gould's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03yf98c
"I've never forgotton where I was the first time I heard this performance"
Glenn Gould Tracks