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Glenn Gould

AKA Glenn Herbert Gould

Born: 25-Sep-1932
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: 4-Oct-1982
Location of death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight [1]
Occupation: Pianist

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Canadian pianist, Bach soloist

Ceased performances in 1964.

[1] A private individual who never married, Gould was long rumored to have been asexual, but in 2007 a mistress revealed that she had left her husband to cohabit with Gould for four and a half years: "I think there were a lot of misconceptions about Glenn and it was partly because he was so very private. But I assure you, he was an extremely heterosexual man. Our relationship was, among other things, quite sexual." Quoted in Michael Clarkson, "The Secret Life of Glenn Gould", The Toronto Star, 25 August 2007.

Father: Russell Robert Gould (furrier)
Mother: Florence Grieg
Mistress: Cornelia Foss (wife of
Lukas Foss, cohabited 1967-72)

    High School: Malvern Collegiate High School, Toronto, Ontario
    University: Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music (1943-52)

    Canada's Walk of Fame 1998
    Stroke 27-Sep-1982
    Risk Factors: Vegetarian

Official Website:

Is the subject of books:
Wonderous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould, 2003, BY: Kevin Bazzana
Glenn Gould: The Ectasy and Tragedy of Genius, 1997, BY: Peter Ostwald

Selected albums:
The Goldberg Variations (1956)

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