Posted by: Tony Carson | 26 August, 2007

Glenn Gould’s Dearly Beloved

The Canadian classical pianist Glenn Gould is, perhaps, the country’s most accomplished artist and one of its most fascinating eccentric.

Secretive, paranoiac, brilliant, Gould has long had an enigmatic public perception. But less so now.

Michael Clarkson’s article in the Toronto Star entitled The secret life of Glenn Gould is a must read for all Gould fans, and to have listened to him play is to be a fan.

When Glenn Gould died young 25 years ago, friends were stunned to find a love letter in his cluttered Toronto apartment, among the empty pill pots and records.

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