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Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Interviews & Profiles

A 1959 picture of Glenn Gould rehearsing at London's Royal Festival Hall. (Yes, he's seated on an abnormally short piano stool, hovering only a few inches above the floor.)

March 23, 2012 Renowned pianist Leif Ove Andsnes claims that many of us miss "the miracle" of Gould's Bach.

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October 30, 2008 Before jumping in the car and crossing the border, learn about the music of our northern neighbors.

November 25, 2002 Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations; A reissued masterpiece from John Coltrane; New Orleans meets ...

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February 20, 2008 A new 80-CD set marks the 25th anniversary of the celebrated pianist's death.

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September 18, 2006 Leonard Bernstein and Glenn Gould play Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 with the New York Philharmonic.

Glenn Gould would have turned 80 years old on Sept. 25. His legacy includes much more than the music of J.S. Bach.

September 25, 2012 Hear the iconic pianist play a range of music, from Brahms and Gibbons to Schoenberg and Strauss.

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Bach: Goldberg Variations (Gould's Exciting Debut Recording of 1955)

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  • Album: Bach: Goldberg Variations (Gould's Exciting Debut Recording of 1955)
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: MYK
 

Complete Original Jacket Collection

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  • Album: Complete Original Jacket Collection
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Released: 2007
 

Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47; Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34

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  • Album: Schumann: Piano Quartet, Op. 47; Brahms: Piano Quintet, Op. 34
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Released: 1993
 

Schoenberg: Piano Works

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  • Album: Schoenberg: Piano Works
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: Sony
 

Brahms: 4 Ballades, Op. 10; 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79; 10 Intermezzi

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  • Album: Brahms: 4 Ballades, Op. 10; 2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79; 10 Intermezzi
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Released: 1992
 

Consort of Musicke by William Byrd & Orlando Gibbons; Sweelinck; Fantasia in D

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  • Album: Consort of Musicke by William Byrd & Orlando Gibbons; Sweelinck; Fantasia in D
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Released: 1993
 

Richard Strauss: Sonata, Op. 5; Piano Pieces, Op. 3

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  • Album: Richard Strauss: Sonata, Op. 5; Piano Pieces, Op. 3
  • Artist: Glenn Gould
  • Label: CBS Records
  • Released: 1984