Glenn Gould (I) (1932–1982)

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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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 2018 The House That Jack Built (performer: "Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826")
 2018 Cold War (performer: "Goldberg Variations")
 2018 Private Life (performer: "French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817: I. Allemande", "French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816: VII. Gigue", "French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813: V. Menuett", "French Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 813: III. Sarabande")
 2016 Captain Fantastic (arranger: "Goldberg Variations; BWV 988, Variation 25 A 2 Clav.: Adagio") / (performer: "Goldberg Variations; BWV 988, Variation 25 A 2 Clav.: Adagio")
 2015/II Love (performer: "Goldberg Variations")
 2015 Creative Control (performer: "J.S. Bach's Concerto No. 5 in F-Minor For Harpsichord and Strings")
 2014 Seymour: An Introduction (Documentary) (performer: "Partita No. 6 in E Minor" written by nm0001925)
 2014 True Detective (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Haunted Houses (2014) ... (performer: "Goldberg Variations; BWV 988: Aria" - uncredited)
 2013 Chinese Puzzle ("Aria")
 2013 Like Father, Like Son (performer: "Aria" from "'Goldberg Variations', BWV 988")
 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) - uncredited)
 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")
 1993 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (performer: "Aria from Goldberg Variations", BWV 988, "Invention No. 13 in A minor", BWV 784, "Prelude from English Suite No. 5 in E minor", BWV 810, "Allegro molto e vivace from Sonata No. 13 in E Flat Major", Op. 27 No.1, "Variations XXVI & XXVII from 32 Variations on an original theme in C minor", WoO 80, "Allegretto from Sonata No. 17 in D minor", Op. 31 No. 2, "Prelude No. 2 in C minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I", "Gigue from English Suite No. 2 in A minor", BWV 807, "Adagio cantabile from Sonata in B minor", Op. 5, "Andantino from Sonatine for Piano in E Major", Op. 67 No. 2, "Prelude from English Suite No. 2 in A minor", BWV 807, "Variation 19 from Goldberg Variations", BWV 988, "Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor from The Well-Tempered Clavier", Book I, "Precipitato from Sonata No. 7 in B Flat Major", Op. 83, "Desir from 2 Pieces", Op. 57, "Sehr lebhaft" from Piano Sonata No. 3, "Gigue from Suite for Piano", Op. 25, "Leicht, zart from Six Little Pieces for Piano", Op. 19, "Sarabande from French Suite No. 1 in D minor", BWV 812, "Prelude in D minor, BWV 926 from Nine Little Preludes", "Prelude No. 1 in C Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier", Book I, "Contrapunctus 9 from The Art of the Fugue", BWV 1080)
 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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A statue of Glenn Gould is located outside CBC Headquarters in Toronto on Front Street. He's seated on a park bench in his trademark winter coat (often worn in the heat of summer). See more »


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