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Glenn Gould

Pianist (25-Sep-1932 — 4-Oct-1982)


Elizabeth Angilette. Philosopher at the Keyboard: Glenn Gould. Scarecrow Press. 1992. 232pp.

Kevin Bazzana. Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould. New York: Oxford University Press. 2004.

Kevin Bazzana. Glenn Gould: The Performer in the Work: A Study in Performance Practice. Clarendon Press. 1997. 297pp.

Jock Carroll. Glenn Gould: Some Portraits of the Artist as a Young Man. Stoddart. 1995. 96pp.

Jonathan Cott (editor). Conversations with Glenn Gould. University of Chicago Press. 2005. 159pp.

Otto Friedrich. Glenn Gould: A Life and Variations. Random House. 1990. 441pp.

John McGreevy (editor). Glenn Gould. Doubleday. 1983. 319pp.

Peter F. Ostwald. Glenn Gould: The Ecstasy and Tragedy of Genius. W. W. Norton. 1998. 368pp.

Geoffrey Payzant. Glenn Gould: Music & Mind. Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold. 1978. 194pp.

John Peter Lee Roberts (editor). The Art of Glenn Gould: Reflections of a Musical Genius. Malcolm Lester Books. 1999. 400pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.266)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.268)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.612)

  8. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.356)

  9. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.99-100)

  10. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.360)

  11. Thames & Hudson Encyclopedia of 20th Century Music (p.84)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.87)

  13. Musicians Since 1900 (pp.311-14)

  14. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.181)

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