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Jonathan Cott - Conversations with Glenn Gould - 9780226116235 - V9780226116235
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Conversations with Glenn Gould

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Description for Conversations with Glenn Gould Paperback. The author spoke with pianist Glenn Gould (1932-82), one of the most idiosyncratic and charismatic musicians of the twentieth century, in 1974 for Rolling Stone and published the transcripts in two long articles; after Gould's death, the author gathered these interviews in this book, adding an introduction, a selection of photographs, and more. Num Pages: 160 pages, 21 halftones. BIC Classification: AVH; AVRG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 204 x 181 x 11. Weight in Grams: 206.
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 ... Read more

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About Jonathan Cott
Jonathan Cott is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and has written for the New York Times and the New Yorker. He is the author of the forthcoming On the Sea of Memory, a collection of poems, a critical biography of Bob Dylan, a number of collections of interviews - including Visions and Voices - and a collection of writing ... Read more

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This book reminds us once again that however eccentric [Gould] may have been, he was not merely so. Gould's lively and erudite voice, revived here, convinced us that even at his most far-fetched, his ideas were fully thought out and firmly related to the sensible practicalities of his craft. - Eva Hoffman, New York Times

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