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Eric McLean talks to a 23-year-old Glenn Gould

He adored Arrowroot cookies, Barbra Streisand and animals. He abhorred sunlight, the stage and airplanes. Eccentric, genius, solitary, head-strong, hypochondriac, virtuoso… all describe Glenn Herbert Gould, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Gould was born on Sept. 25, 1932 in Toronto. His sudden death in 1982 at age 50 stunned the world, but his music and his legacy continue to inspire, delight and fascinate. We would like to thank the Glenn Gould Foundation for its assistance in this archival project.

An early interview with Gould on his new-found fame.

Medium: Radio
Guest: Glenn Gould
Interviewer: Eric McLean
Duration: 7:07

Last updated: June 6, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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