• Title: The Secret Life of Glenn Gould: A Genius in Love
  • Author: Michael Clarkson
  • ISBN: 9781550229196
  • Page: 455
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Secret Life of Glenn Gould A Genius in Love Long after his death Glenn Gould still lures new listeners to his piano connecting with them on a haunting personal level He feels and you feel says young New York writer Nicole Spectre I can feel
    Long after his death, Glenn Gould still lures new listeners to his piano, connecting with them on a haunting, personal level He feels and you feel, says young New York writer Nicole Spectre I can feel his pain and joy it touches me He speaks directly to me But when he was known as the world s greatest pianist in the 1950s and 1960s, just who was Gould playing forLong after his death, Glenn Gould still lures new listeners to his piano, connecting with them on a haunting, personal level He feels and you feel, says young New York writer Nicole Spectre I can feel his pain and joy it touches me He speaks directly to me But when he was known as the world s greatest pianist in the 1950s and 1960s, just who was Gould playing for His audience Himself His demanding mother All are likely true, but he was also richly inspired by and bared his soul at the keyboard to a secret society of women, the girlfriends who stirred his hard to fetch emotions Franny Batchen, Verna Sandercock, Cornelia Foss, Roxolana Roslak, and Monica Gaylord Of the eighteen books and nineteen documentaries by or about the most compelling virtuoso of the twentieth century, none have contained details about Gould s many love affairs and how they affected his life, his music, and his filmmaking Until now, biographers have tried to explain what came out of the music box, not the engine that drove it The vault to his private life has remained locked since his untimely death in 1982 because of his obsessions with privacy and controlling his image, the loyalty of his carefully chosen friends and lovers, and the choice that biographers made to focus safely on his music and eccentricities The Secret Life of Glenn Gould will be the first true expos of Gould, who until now has been assumed to be asexual, lonely, and egocentric, by examining his love and soul mate relationships His music was twelve tonal and his documentaries contrapuntal both were filled with overlapping voices and so was his private life.

    One Reply to “The Secret Life of Glenn Gould: A Genius in Love”

    1. Having read most of the biographies of Gould I was getting a bit frustrated with the ongoing lack of insight into the humanness of this much misunderstood wonder of the classical music world. Finally someone has had the testicles to address the issue of the emotional life of Glenn with such insight and investigations that all previous Biographies will now have to be rewritten! Why has it taken so long for this book to be written? A big thanks for Clarkson from all Gould fanatics!

    2. Glenn Gould is one of my idols and it was fascinating learning about a different side of him. The funny thing is that Glenn Gould would certainly disapprove of this book sharing such intimate details of his life.It was pointed out numerous times throughout the book in several interviews, that there was a fundamental conflict between Gould's devotion to music/arts and being in a committed relationship. As anyone familiar with Gould knows, his genius extends beyond the piano and he was an artistic [...]

    3. Two stars for effort since Michael Clarkson has undoubtedly put a tremendous amount of work into this book. On the other hand the reader cannot but ponder the necessity of this plunge into the lovelife of the extraordinary and very private musician. I have to concur with Cornelia Foss who is quoted saying "He was so private, he'd roll over in his grave, worrying that someone might find writings with his emotions on them."So Mr. Gould has been sexually active, and he most likely was not gay or bi [...]

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