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Glenn Gould (I) (1932–1982)

Glenn Herbert Gould was born Glen Gold on September 25, 1932, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His mother was a great-grand niece of Edvard Grieg. Young Gould was playing with piano from the age of 3, and started regular lessons with his mother from the age of 4. At the age of 10 Gould was admitted to the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where ... See full bio »

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 2015/II Love (performer: "Goldberg Variations")
 2015 Creative Control (performer: "J.S. Bach's Concerto No. 5 in F-Minor For Harpsichord and Strings")
 2013 Chinese Puzzle ("Aria")
 2012 Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.2 (2012) ... (performer: "Variacions Goldberg")
 2011 Shame (performer: "Aria from the Goldberg Variations", "Variatio 15 a 1 Clav. Canone alla quinta. Andante from the Goldberg Variations", "Prelude & Fugue No. 10 E Minor, BWV 855", "Prelude & Fugue No. 16 G Minor, BWV 885")
 2010 Vecherinka '1 noyabrya': Po Stranitsam detskih skazok. 2010 god. (performer: "Goldberg Variations: No.25 and Aria, BWV 988" - uncredited)
 2010 You Don't Know Jack (TV Movie) (performer: "Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 3 a 1 Clav. Canone All'Unisuono")
 2009 Eastern Plays (performer: "Concerto BWV 974")
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe (performer: "Bach Goldberg Variation A 2 Clav.")
 2007 Hannibal Rising (performer: "Goldberg Variations BWV 988")
 2007 My Kid Could Paint That (Documentary) (performer: "Aria - Goldberg Variations")
 2004 When Will I Be Loved (performer: "Italian Concerto, BWV 971: 1st Movement, Allegro" (1735), "Praeambulum in F Major, BWV 927" (ca 1720), "Two-Part Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779" (1723), "Two-Part Invention No. 1 in C Major, BWV 772" (1723), "Praeambulum in C Major, BWV 924" (ca 1720), "French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816: Allemande" (1724), "Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829: Sarabande" (1726-31), "Intermezzo Op. 117, No. 1" (1892))
 2003 The Triplets of Belleville (performer: "Das wohltemperirte Clavier, Prelude no. 2 in C minor" (1722))
 2002 Solaris (performer: "Canon on the Fifth" (Variation 15) from the "Goldberg Variations" (BWV 988))
 2002 Sonny (performer: "Concerto in D Minor, after 'Alessandro' BWV 974")
 2001 Hannibal (performer: "GOLDBERG VARIATION: No. 25 and ARIA, BWV 988")
 2000 Unbreakable (performer: "Fugue in C major, BWV 953 (from 'Klavierbuchlein fur Wilhelm Bach')", "Fugue in C major, BWV 952 (from 'Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Bach')", "Prelude in G major, BWV 902 (from 'Prelude and Fughetta in G major')")
 2000 Swedish Beauty (performer: "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 f-minor")
 1999 Questo è il giardino (performer: "Italian Concerto, BWV 971")
 1992 Kira kira hikaru (performer: "3rd Movement from ITALIENISCHES KONZERT BWV.971")
 1974 The Terminal Man (performer: "Goldberg Variation No. 25")
 1972 Slaughterhouse-Five (writer: "Concerto No. 5 for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 - 2nd movement 'Largo'", "Goldberg variations, BWV 988 - Variation No. 18 a 1 Clav. Canone alla Sesta", "Concerto No 3 for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 - 3rd movement 'Allegro'", "Goldberg variations, BWV 988 - Variation No. 25 a 2 clav. Adagio")
 1960 The Creative Performer (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Concerto in D Major for Harpsichord")
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Performed the Brahms D minor piano concerto with the New York Philharmonic in 1962 in a manner which led to Leonard Bernstein publicly disassociating himself from Gould's interpretation. See more »


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