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