Glenn Gould1932 — 1982 Age: 50 years old
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Glenn Herbert Gould (September 25, 1932 – October 4, 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. Gould rejected most of the standard Romantic piano literature and shunned the music of several of its composers, notably Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann, and Frédéric Chopin. Although his recordings were dominated by Bach, Gould's oeuvre was diverse, including works by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, Brahms, pre-Baroque composers such as Jan Sweelinck, and such 20th-century composers as Paul Hindemith and Arnold Schoenberg. Gould was well known for various eccentricities, from his unorthodox musical interpretations and mannerisms at the keyboard to aspects of his lifestyle and personal behavior. He stopped giving concerts at the age of 31 to concentrate on studio recording and other projects. Gould was also known as a writer, composer, conductor, and broadcaster. He was a prolific contributor to musical journals, in which he discussed music theory and outlined his musical philosophy. His career as a composer was less distinguished; his output was minimal and many projects were left unfinished. There is evidence that, had he lived beyond 50, he intended to abandon the piano and devote the remainder of his career to conducting and other projects. As a broadcaster, Gould was prolific. His output ranged from television and radio broadcasts of studio performances to musique concrète radio documentaries about life in the Canadian wilderness. Description above from the Wikipedia article Glenn Gould, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
September 25, 1932
October 4, 1982
? Glenn Gould: The Russian Journey 1959 Glenn Gould: On The Record 1959 Glenn Gould: Off the Record 1970 The Idea of NorthWriter and Himself 1972 Slaughterhouse-FiveMusic 1974 Glenn Gould: The AlchemistSelf 1979 Glenn Gould's TorontoWriter and Himself 1979 The Question of InstrumentHimself 1981 The Goldberg VariationsPerformer 2006 Glenn Gould: HereafterHimself 2009 Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn GouldHimself (archive footage)