XIIDX day 9: Glenn Gould

A brief highbrow diversion into the life and genius of Glenn Gould, the Canadian pianist known for his unparalleled mastery of Bach keyboard pieces (and in his honour I am typing this on a very low chair and mumbling a bit).

An early interview, in which Gould’s legendary eccentricity is already apparent:

Here, around 1960, already foreshadowing his retirement from live performance which would occur in 1964:

A late Bach recording, in which Gould’s habit of humming while he played is very much evident:

And a documentary (click through for subsequent parts):

About XIIDX, the Strange Flowers XII Days of Xmas Film Festival


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