Glenn Gould Catalog

Glenn Gould Catalog

by Nancy Canning, Nancy Canning
     
 

Despite his premature death in 1982, Canadian pianist Glenn Gould remains extraordinarily influential in contemporary music. Known especially for his interpretations of Bach and a wide range of classical, romantic, and twentieth-century composers, Gould was also an accomplished composer and conductor, as well as provocative lecturer, writer, and critic. His music

Overview

Despite his premature death in 1982, Canadian pianist Glenn Gould remains extraordinarily influential in contemporary music. Known especially for his interpretations of Bach and a wide range of classical, romantic, and twentieth-century composers, Gould was also an accomplished composer and conductor, as well as provocative lecturer, writer, and critic. His music remains vital on recordings, and his published writings, and taped radio documentaries and television specials are available for archival research. Canning's A Glenn Gould Catalog provides a detailed roadmap to his career as performer, conductor, composer, host, guest, narrator, writer, and producer.

The volume's main catalog, organized by composer, documents Gould's commercial discography and Canadian public radio and television recordings with detailed information, including: recording dates and location, release or broadcast date, commercial catalog and internal matrix numbers, album or broadcast name, producer(s), and various notes. The Musical Repertoire and Recording Chronicle sections provide access to the recordings by composition and opus number and by recording data respectively. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Archives section lists Gould's radio and television programs by date, and other chronologies are included for his Sony Catalog, Other Commercial Releases, and Unreleased Recordings. A bibliography of Gould's published writings and a bibliographical note on writings about Gould complete the volume. Carefully documented, cross-referenced, and indexed, the Glenn Gould Catalog constitutes an autobiographical outline of Gould's career through his works. It is an important resource for research and a valuable adjunct to published biographies and critical studies. The compiler's lively introductory material is augmented by photographs and interview commentary from Gould's colleagues.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A detailed guide to Gould's (1932-1982) career as pianist, conductor, broadcaster, writer, and producer. Primarily a discography it documents Gould's recordings by composer in the Main Catalog providing detailed information on producer, release date, location, matrix number, album, catalog source, and various notes. This material is cross-referenced by composition opus number and by recording date respectively. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313274121
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1992
Series:
Discographies Series , #50
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

NANCY CANNING is a technical consultant in the microcomputer industry and a producer for Berkeley public radio station KPFA. She has served as developmental editor for books on personal computers and on-line systems and has published articles in professional journals. Her previous work on Gould includes the appendixes in Glenn Gould: A Life and Variations by Otto Friedrich and Glenn Gould's Contrapuntal Radio: Bach to the Future in Ear magazine.

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