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Glenn Gould - On the Record

This short documentary follows Glenn Gould to New York City. There, we see the renowned Canadian concert pianist kidding the cab driver, bantering with sound engineers at Columbia Records, and then, alone with the piano, fastidiously recording Bach’s Italian Concerto.

Directed by Wolf Koenig & Roman Kroitor - 1959

That was a Glenn Gould day. Farewell.







Glenn Gould (25 Sep 1932 – 4 Oct 1982) - So You Want to Write a Fugue (1963)

"So you want to write a fugue?
You’ve got the urge to write a fugue,
You’ve got the nerve to write a fugue,
So go ahead and write a fugue that we can sing.

Pay no heed to what we’ve told you,
Give no mind to what we’ve told you.
Just forget all that we’ve told you,
And the theory that you’ve read.
For the only way to write one,
Is just to plunge right in and write one.
So just forget the rules and write one,
Have a try, yes, try to write a fugue.

So just ignore the rules and try,
And the fun of it will get you,
And the joy of it will fetch you,
It’s a pleasure that is bound to satisfy.
So why not have a try?
You’ll decide that John Sebastian,
Must have been a very personable guy.

But never be clever for the sake of being clever,
For a canon in inversion is a dangerous diversion
And a bit of augmentation is a serious temptation
While a stretto diminution is an obvious solution
Never be clever for the sake of being clever
For the sake of showing off.

It’s rather awesome, isn’t it?
And when you’ve finished writing it,
I think you’ll find a great joy in it (hope so)…
Well, nothing ventured nothing gained they say…
But still it is rather hard to start.
Let us try.

Right now?
We’re going to write a fugue right now!“

– Glenn GouldSo you want to write a fugue?

Glenn Gould drivingDon Hunstein / Apr 1974


Glenn Gould driving
Don Hunstein / Apr 1974

"I guess what I’m really looking for is a desert island but one with room service."

Album Art


J.S. Bach: Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974 - II.  Adagio - Glenn Gould (The Italian Album, 1980/ Original LP release: 1960)

Today will be a Glenn Gould day.

ArtistGlenn Gould
TitleJ.S. Bach: Concerto in D minor after Alessandro Marcello, BWV 974 - II. Adagio
AlbumThe Italian Album

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