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The Best of Ideas: Petula Clark

Many people know of pianist Glenn Gould's unique and somewhat maverick contributions to the classical music world.

2002 / Glenn Gould / The Best of Ideas, CBC, Canada

Many people know of pianist Glenn Gould's unique and somewhat maverick contributions to the classical music world.

Fewer know of the stunning radio work he made for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the 1960s and 70s, such as this piece: a contemplative analysis of British pop star Petula Clark's career, including her hit "Downtown," which first aired on the CBC in 1967.


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Glenn Gould

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 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.


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