Genius Within – The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Created on Monday, 22 August 2011 20:03

Glenn 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 twentieth century. He was particularly renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His playing was distinguished by a remarkable technical proficiency and a capacity to articulate the polyphonic texture of Bach’s music.

Though there have been many documentaries about Gould, most are distracted by his eccentricities, focusing on the gloves and scarves, while missing the man and message behind the music. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould pierces through the myths, revealing the man behind the icon.

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