Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

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Those familiar with the work of the incomparable pianist Glenn Gould know the factors that contribute to his myth -- extraordinary childhood proficiency; obsessive dedication to his uniquely precise playing style; a fraught personal life; rakish, rock 'n' roll looks and will revel in this beautiful, detailed evocation of his life. For those to whom he's a new name or a marginal figure, this is a thoroughly pleasurable primer, and a work of art in its own right.

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  • Feb 17, 2012
    I loved it. I love Glenn Gould, so I was easily amused. It sheds some new light on a musician who has been discussed a lot. The crucial question about Gould is often lost by many people. How is it that a classical pianist (not a composer or conductor) is still getting so much attention 30 years after his passing? It isn't just his exceptional playing, nor is it his odd behavior. I think it is because he was so tuned in to our times, predicting developments in music, computers, media, etc., in some cases long before the means existed to make it real.
    Morris N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2010
    Fascinating, if a tad too "PBS" look at the life of the enigmatic and brilliant pianist Glen Gould, best known for his groundbreaking interpretation of Bach's "Goldberg Variations." Lots of insights from family and friends, yet Gould still remains a mystery. Interesting, if a bit dry.
    Matthew L Super Reviewer

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