Glenn Gould

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould (1932 – 1982) embraced technology in a way that was unique among performing artists. Gould has received numerous accolades for his work including four Grammy Awards, three Juno Awards and the RIAA Lifetime Achievement Award. He is one of the best-known and celebrated classical pianists in modern history, with a style that was both deeply expressive and technically precise. Gould influenced a new generation of performers and listeners through his illuminating interpretations of the music of a variety of composers, including, Gould’s 1956 recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. Gould’s passion for media and communication technology began with his long association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In addition to his numerous performances on radio, Gould broke new artistic ground with his documentaries on radio and his television essays and performances. - Excerpted from