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Conversations with Glenn Gould
Glenn Gould
0226116239
November 2005
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Book Description
One of the most idiosyncratic and charismatic musicians of the twentieth century, pianist Glenn Gould (1932–82) slouched at the piano from a sawed-down wooden stool, interpreting Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart at hastened tempos with pristine clarity. A strange genius and true eccentric, Gould was renowned not only for his musical gifts but also for his erratic behavior: he often hummed aloud during concerts and appeared in unpressed tails, fingerless gloves, and fur coats. In 1964, at the height of his controversial career, he abandoned the stage completely to focus instead on recording and writing. Jonathan Cott, a prolific author and poet praised by Larry McMurtry as "the ideal interviewer," was one of the very few people to whom Gould ever granted an interview. Cott spoke with Gould in 1974 for Rolling Stone...


Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould
Kevin Bazzana
0195182464
February 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
More than two decades after his death at the age of 50, Glenn Gould remains one of the most famous (and in some circles controversial) pianists of the 20th century. Bazzana, who previously wrote a musicological study of Gould's technique, broadens his focus to encompass the performer's brief life in an engaging biography that will captivate classical music lovers and casual listeners alike. Nimble analysis explores the influences of various composers on Gould's playing style while avoiding technical jargon. More importantly Bazzana portrays Gould as a vivid, engaging personality-no mean feat considering his subject withdrew from the concert stage in 1964 and spent the following 18 years addressing the public only through studio recordings and other electronic media. Bazzana confronts all the major clichés...


Glenn Gould: The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius
Peter F. Ostwald
0393318478
September 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Peter Ostwald, who died shortly after completing this sensitive analysis of the legendary Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (1932-82), is one of those rare biographers equally qualified to assess his subject's artistry and psychology. Founder of the Health Program for Performing Artists, the psychiatrist-author was also Gould's friend for 20 years. Lucid prose captures Gould's formidable, unconventional virtuosity and unmasks a deeply troubled man who was uncomfortable with audiences, fearful of human contact, and able to maintain relationships only when he was in complete control. The eccentricities and the genius, as Ostwald persuasively demonstrates, were inextricably intertwined. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal
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Philosopher at the Keyboard: Glenn Gould
Elizabeth Angilette
0810840294
January 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
A veil of mystique has long enveloped pianist Gould (1932-82) because of his disdain for conventional avenues of creativity and expression. Angilette manages to explicate him through this penetrating study. She shows how Gould was drawn to technology and why he touted the electronic age. He sought a purer existence as a musician, Angilette posits, and regarded technology as a means for unfettered endeavors. She includes an overview of important music philosophies for comparison and delves into Gould's intellectual thought to reveal his unique philosophy. Angilette has written an enlightening book that will lift the veil covering this man of high ideals, who methodically strove through his interpretation toward a realization of what he perceived as a better world.- Kathleen Sparkman, Baylor Univ., Waco,...


Wonderous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould
Kevin Bazzana
0195174402
March 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
More than two decades after his death at the age of 50, Glenn Gould remains one of the most famous (and in some circles controversial) pianists of the 20th century. Bazzana, who previously wrote a musicological study of Gould's technique, broadens his focus to encompass the performer's brief life in an engaging biography that will captivate classical music lovers and casual listeners alike. Nimble analysis explores the influences of various composers on Gould's playing style while avoiding technical jargon. More importantly Bazzana portrays Gould as a vivid, engaging personality-no mean feat considering his subject withdrew from the concert stage in 1964 and spent the following 18 years addressing the public only through studio recordings and other electronic media. Bazzana confronts all the major clichés...


Struggling for Perfection: The Storyof Glenn Gould
Vladimir Konieczny
092914113X
December 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6–A well-researched and engaging biography. Konieczny makes history come alive by painting a lively picture of arguably Canada's most famous musical genius. The book touches on every aspect of the life of this "gentle rebel," from his emergence as a child prodigy to his relationships with his parents, his eccentricities, and, most importantly, his numerous contributions to the world of music through composing, performing, and recording innovations. Both proficient and emergent readers will appreciate the accessible text and the easy-to-handle one- or two-page chapters. A time line and abundant black-and-white photographs of Gould are included, many provided by his estate. An inspired work that stands above others of the genre.–Robyn Walker, Elgin Court Public School, St. Thomas, Ontario,...


The Kingdom of Auschwitz
Otto Friedrich
0060976403
September 1994
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--Paul Johnson
"Brings the reality of this evil place so directly, vividly, accurately, movingly and clearly to the mind of the reader."

Paul Johnson
"Brings the reality of this evil place so directly, vividly, accurately, movingly and clearly to the mind of the reader."

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Niki Goldschmidt: A Life in Canadian Music
Gwenlyn Setterfield
0802048072
June 2003
Hardcover
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Toronto Street Names: An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins
Leonard A. Wise
1552093867
December 2000
Paperback
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Annemarie Brissenden, The Toronto Annex Gleaner, March 1, 2001
What emerges is an intriguing, humorous and sometimes downright strange history of Toronto ... Fun to read.


Power, Politics, and Culture: Interviews with Edward W. Said
Gauri Viswanathan (Editor)
0375421076
August 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"I'm the last Jewish intellectual.... The only true follower of Adorno. Let me put it this way: I'm a Jewish-Palestinian," says Said provocatively in a 2000 interview in the leading Israeli newspaper, Ha'aretz. A pathbreaking intellectual and renowned political activist, Said never consents to being pigeonholed. These interviews trace his thoughtful perspectives and his unflinching candor about Middle Eastern politics. A Palestinian who spent much of his childhood in Egypt, Said has long fought for the Palestinian cause and has spoken out against recent Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and against Yasir Arafat, whom he calls "unreformable." His most famous book, Orientalism (1978), explored how Western intellectuals have viewed and represented the Arab world. In the spirit of that volume, in the 1980s, Said...

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