Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould by Kevin Bazzana
Oxford University Press | 2004 | ISBN: 0195174402 | 558 pages | EPUB | 6 MB
The first major biography of Glenn Gould to stress the critical influence of the Canadian context on his life and art.
Glenn Gould was not, as has previously been suggested, an isolated and self-taught eccentric who burst out of nowhere onto the international musical scene in the mid-1950s. He was, says Kevin Bazzana in this fascinating new full-scale biography, very much a product of his time and place – and his entire life and diverse work reflect his Canadian heritage. Bazzana, editor of the international Glenn Gould magazine, throws fresh light on this and many other aspects of Gould’s celebrated life as a pianist, writer, broadcaster, and composer.