Glenn Gould: Concert dropout

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was famously idiosyncratic, and controversial in the classical world to the last. His records remain very popular however, and are among the first things to sell out of classical collections like the one we put out on the shelves this weekend.

His interviews were carefully scripted, as evident in this 1968 album. He was four years into his retirement from the concert stage at this time, and devotes much of his remarks to his problems with the “blood sport” of classical performance.

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