Through the memories of his women and confidantes, this biography provides a fresh portrait of virtuoso pianist Glenn Gould, detailing his many motivations, dreams, quirks, and fears. Filled with personal stories from the people who were intimately involved with the man, this account shows how Gould, the world’s greatest pianist in the 1950s and 1960s, was richly inspired by, and bared his soul at the keyboard to, the numerous women who stirred his hard-to-fetch emotions. Long considered to be an asexual, lonely, and egocentric figure, this exposéby examining the details about Gould’s many love affairs and how they affected his life, music, and filmmakingpresents a unique perspective on one of the most enigmatic artists of the 20th century.
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The Secret Life of Glenn Gould: A Genius in LoveBy Michael ClarksonECW Press310 pp.; $28.95 Review by Katherine AshenburgIf the rich are different from you and me, the geniuses are even more so. Glenn Gould’s many oddnesses — the obsessive soaking of the hands in hot water, the intense germ phobi...Apr 03 2010 | Read Full Review of The Secret Life of Glenn Goul...
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