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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.

As a broadcaster, Gould was prolific. His output ranged from television and radio broadcasts of studio performances to non-musical radio documentaries about life in the Canadian wilderness. His best-known radio project is The Solitude Trilogy - a collection of three, hour-long radio documentaries which collectively reflect the theme of "withdrawal from the world." Gould produced The Solitude Trilogy for the CBC between 1967 and 1977.


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