Glenn Gould

Canadian pianist, 1932-1982

Glenn Gould was one of the best-known classical pianists of the 20th century and celebrated interpreter of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Gould's playing was distinguished by a remarkable technical proficiency and a capacity to articulate the contrapuntal texture of Bach's music. Gould rejected most of the standard Romantic piano literature in favor of Bach and Beethoven mainly, along with some late-Romantic and modernist composers. He was known for his eccentricities, from his unorthodox musical interpretations to aspects of his lifestyle. He stopped giving concerts at the age of 31 to concentrate on studio recording and other projects as he was also a writer, broadcaster and composer.

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Gould, Glenn

Pianist (1932-1982). Vintage ‘Guest Artists’ biography page signed. 8vo. 2 pp.
$ 2,723 / 2.500 € (80733)

Vintage ‘Guest Artists’ biography page for Glenn Gould from the 1958-59 program for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, 6.25 x 9.5, signed in blue ballpoint, "Glenn Gould, '60." In fine condition, with some very faint staining.

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Gould, Glenn

Canadian pianist, composer, and commentator (1932-1982). Bach: The Goldberg Variations album signed and inscribed on the reverse in red ballpoint, "To Ch. Hutchinson, with all best wishes, Glenn Gould, Oct/61." no place. LP format.
$ 4,901 / 4.500 € (91984)

Bach: The Goldberg Variations album signed and inscribed on the reverse in red ballpoint, "To Ch. Hutchinson, with all best wishes, Glenn Gould, Oct/61." In very good to fine condition, with partial edge separations. The record is included. Gould is scarce in any format.

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Gould, Glenn

Canadian pianist, composer, and commentator (1932-1982). Signed and dated portrait photograph. no place. 242 : 173 mm.
$ 9,257 / 8.500 € (94113)

Nice head and shoulders profile portrait of Gould seated at the piano. Profoundly gifted Canadian pianist, composer, and commentator (1932–1980) who takes a place among most visionary performing artists in the history of music. After giving up a successful concert career in 1964, Gould devoted the remainder of his life to recording and producing radio documentaries on a wide variety of topics. Though he had a wide-ranging and often unconventional repertoire, he remains best known for his timeless interpretations of Bach. Though incredibly gifted, Gould—like most creative geniuses—also had a few personal quirks that were difficult to overlook.

For example, he disliked social functions and being touched, and would often cancel performances at the last minute. Near the end of his life he limited personal contact, relying instead on the telephone or letters for communication. The year Gould signed this image is also the year of one of the most bizarre tales involving the pianist. During a visit to historic Steinway Hall in New York City, the chief piano technician slapped Gould on the back as a greeting. Gould complained of aching, lack of coordination, and fatigue due to the incident, and threatened a lawsuit against Steinway & Sons if his apparent injuries were permanent! Items signed by Gould are few and far between, and very seldom offered for sale..

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Gould, Glenn

Portraitphotographie m. e. U.
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Glenn Gould (1932–1982), Pianist und Komponist. Portraitphotographie mit e. Widmung und U. O. O., April 1959. 254:217 mm. – S/W-Portrait en face, der Blick nach unten gerichtet; die Widmung „to Mr. Händl [?] with best wishes“. – Sehr wohlerhalten.


Gould, Glenn

Portraitphotographie mit e. Widmung und U.
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Glenn Gould (1932–1982), Pianist und Komponist. Portraitphotographie mit e. Widmung und U. O. O. u. D. 255:203 mm. – S/W-Portrait im ¾-Profil. – Kleinere Gebrauchsspuren, sonst sehr wohlerhalten.


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Ms. Brief mit eigenh. U.
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Thanking a collector for sending him a newspaper clipping: "[...] I retain many happy memories indeed of my one visit to Sweden (in 1958), and I very much appreciate your writing to me and your thoughtfulness in the inclusion from 'Dagens Nyheter' [...]". - On stationery with printed letterhead of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation.


Gould, Glenn

Ballpoint signature and inscription, "Glenn Gould, Sept. 1961“.
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Gould, Glenn

Uncommon signed colour photograph.
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