A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould’s Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano

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Bloomsbury USA #ad - Glenn gould was famous for his obsessions: the scarves, sweaters and fingerless gloves that he wore even on the hottest summer days; his deep fear of germs and illness; the odd wooden "pygmy" chair that he carried with him wherever he performed; and his sudden withdrawal from the public stage at the peak of his career.

We learn how a concert grand is built, and the fascinating story of how Steinway & Sons weathered the war years by supplying materials for the military effort. Indeed, worse, cd318 came very close to ending up as a series of glider parts or, a casket. But perhaps gould's greatest obsession of all was for a particular piano, and D, meaning for the use of Steinway Concert Artists only, a Steinway concert grand known as CD318 C, denoting it as the largest that Steinway built.

A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano #ad - Hafner also introduces us to the world and art of piano tuning, the blind tuner Verne Edquist, including a central character in Gould's life, who lovingly attended to CD318 for more than two decades. Store, to the tragic moment when the piano was dropped and seriously damaged while being transported from a concert overseas.

A romance on three legs is the story of Gould's love for this piano, from the first moment of discovery, in a Toronto dept. The book has already been lauded by kevin Bazzana, author of the definitive Gould biography, who notes that Hafner "has clarified some old mysteries and turned up many fresh details.

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The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - . The book is also about something more difficult to pin down, friendship and community. The washington post“carhart writes with a sensuousness enhanced by patience and grounded by the humble acquisition of new insight into music, his childhood, and his relationship to the city of Paris. The new yorkernamed one of the best books of the year by the washington post book woRLD Random House Trade.

. Unable to stifle his curiosity, he finally lands the proper introduction, and a world previously hidden is brought into view. In part it is a book about that most unpredictable and pleasurable of human experiences, serendipity. The piano shop on the left bank is at once a beguiling portrait of a Paris not found on any map and a tender account of the awakening of a lost childhood passion.

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier #ad - Praise for the piano shop on the left bank:“carhart’s writing is fluid and lovely enough to lure the rustiest plunker back to the piano bench and the most jaded traveler back to Paris. San francisco Chronicle “Captivating. Luc, the atelier’s master, proves an indispensable guide to the history and art of the piano.

. Intertwined with the story of a musical friendship are reflections on how pianos work, their glorious history, and stories of the people who care for them, from amateur pianists to the craftsmen who make the mechanism sing.

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Glenn Gould - Life & Times

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Kultur Video #ad - Bonus features include: • A performance of Bach: Concerto No. This documentary includes remarkable archival footage of Gould performing, relaxing, working in his recording studio, and being interviewed.5 in f minor, largo and presto • A performance of Bach: Fugue No. Gould stopped performing in public when he was 32: "I detest audiences…I think they are a force of evil, " he once said.

Towards the end, Gould obsessively catalogued every aspect of his health. Later in life, when recording his music and radio documentaries, he started working only at night. He stopped eating properly, rarely slept and died of a stroke when he was only 50 years old. He suffered chronic stage fright, and would sit very low in his chair, humming and singing as he played.

. His technique on the piano and his music interpretations were unique, just like the man himself. Kultur video presents an insightful biography of the multi-faceted Glenn Gould: the man and the musician—eccentric, genius, jokester, broadcaster, loner, documentary producer and world-acclaimed pianist. Random House Trade.

Glenn Gould - Life & Times #ad - When glenn gould made his professional debut at the age of 14, classical music lovers had never heard anything like him and his vibrant and bold approach to the classics enthralled audiences. The popular image of gould as a tortured genius—the frail hypochondriac who lived a solitary nocturnal existence—is only partly true; he was also witty and fun-loving.

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Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey

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Scribner #ad - Random House Trade. New york times "editor's choice. Washington post "best of 2008. This "lucid yet lyrical, analytical yet deeply affecting" Washington Post memoir of one woman's immersion in a fascinating, reminds us that reason can't always account for what calls to us, international piano subculture, but answering that call can lead to life's most profound experiences.

Now in paperback. The daughter of a professional musician, perri knize was raised in a home saturated in classical music, in the midst of her successful career as an investigative reporter, but it wasn't until midlife, that she realized she'd missed her true calling--the piano. After a year of lessons, she decides to buy a piano of her own and begins a search for a modestly priced upright.

Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey #ad - Inexplicably she cannot be satisfied with any upright she plays, and instead she falls madly, illogically, in love with a rare German grand she discovers in a New York showroom. After a long dalliance, " after dietrich, Knize refinances her house to buy this "magic" instrument she dubs "Marlene, for its sultry voice.

One piano tuner after another arrives to fix it, but no one can. Rather than send the piano back, Knize embarks on a mad quest to restore the instrument to its rightful sound--and to understand the reason for its elusive power. But when marlene arrives at her home in Montana, the sound that transfixed her is gone, the tone dead and dull.

She even hikes into the Austrian Alps to learn how the special trees used to build her piano are grown and harvested.

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Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould

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Oxford University Press #ad - In wondrous strange, kevin bazzana vividly recaptures the life of Glenn Gould, one of the most celebrated pianists of our time. Bazzana offers a fresh appreciation of gould's concert career--his high-profile but illness-plagued international tours, his adventurous work for Canadian music festivals, his musical and legal problems with Steinway & Sons.

. Random House Trade. In 1964, gould made the extraordinary decision to perform only for records, a turning point that the author examines with unprecedented thoroughness discussing, television, radio, for example, and film, his far-seeing interest in new recording technology. Drawing on twenty years of intensive research, bazzana sheds new light on such topics as Gould's family history, including unrestricted access to Gould's private papers and interviews with scores of friends and colleagues, his secretive sexual life, many of them never interviewed before, and the mysterious problems that afflicted his hands in his later years.

Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould #ad - When mikhail baryshnikov defected in toronto in 1974, he admitted that he knew only three things about Canada: It had great hockey teams, a lot of wheatfields, and Glenn Gould. Here, too, are gould's interests away from the piano, from his ambitious but failed effort to be a composer to his innovative brand of "contrapuntal radio.

Richly illustrated with rare photographs, Wondrous Strange is a superbly written account of one of the most memorable and accomplished musicians of our times. The author places gould's distinctive traits--his eccentric interpretations, his garish onstage demeanor, upper- middle-class Canadian childhood, his resistance to convention--against the backdrop of his religious, illuminating the influence of Gould's mother as well as the lasting impact of the only piano teacher Gould ever had.

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The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981 - Glenn Gould: A State of Wonder

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Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould

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SONY MASTERWORKS 25093618 #ad - Segments range in length from six minutes to less than one minute. The form was inspired by The Goldberg Variations, which was Gould's first acclaimed recording. Shrink-wrapped. The music consists almost entirely of piano recordings by Gould and includes pieces famously linked with him, such as Bach's The Goldberg Variations, and the Well-Tempered Clavier.

I didn't want to reduce him to one dimension. Thirty two short films about glenn gould won four Genie Awards and Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Glenn gould - glenn gould: A State Of Wonder: The Com. The film gives the viewer 32 impressions of him. There is no way of putting Gould in one box.

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould #ad - The film is not a single narrative, but rather a series of thirty-two short films that include documentaries five interviews with people who knew him and recreations of scenes from Gould's life. The film is built of fragments, each one trying to capture an aspect of Gould. Random House Trade. From director frantois girard the red violin, thirty two short Films About Glenn Gould is the award-winning 1993 film about the piano prodigy Glenn Gould played by Colm Feore The Borgias, 24, Thor.

According to girard: "as gould was such a complex character, the biggest problem was to find a way to look at his work and deal with his visions.

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Piano Lessons: Music, Love, and True Adventures

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Delta #ad - Random House Trade. Shrink-wrapped. Fiction. Classics. Piano lessons is noah adams's delightful and moving chronicle of his fifty-second year--a year already filled with long, fast workdays and too little spare time--as he answers at last a lifelong call: to learn to play the piano. The twelve monthly chapters span from january--when after decades of growing affection for keyboard artists and artisans he finally plunges in and buys a piano--through December, snow falling outside the windows, in flickering candlelight, he attempts their favorite piece of music, when as a surprise Christmas present for his wife he dresses in a tuxedo and, a difficult third-year composition he's been struggling with in secret to get to this very moment.

Among the up-tempo triumphs and unexpected setbacks, Noah Adams interweaves the rich history and folklore that surround the piano. And along the way, there are encounters with--and insights from--masters of the keyboard, set between the ragtime rhythms and boogie-woogie beats, from Glenn Gould and Leon Fleisher "I was a bit embarrassed, " he writes; "telling Leon Fleisher about my ambitions for piano lessons is like telling Julia Child about plans to make toast in the morning" to Dr.

Piano Lessons: Music, Love, and True Adventures #ad - John and Tori Amos. As a storyteller, Noah Adams has perfect pitch. In the foreground here, are the challenges of learning a complex new skill as an adult, like a familiar melody, when enthusiasm meets the necessary repetition of tedious scales at the end of a twelve-hour workday. Lingering in the background, like a subtle bass line, are the quiet concerns of how we spend our time and how our priorities shift as we proceed through life.

For piano lessons is really an adventure story filled with obstacles to overcome and grand leaps forward, eccentric geniuses and quiet moments of pre-dawn practice, as Noah Adams travels across country and keyboard, pursuing his dream and keeping the rhythm.

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Glenn Gould - The Alchemist

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Warner Classics #ad - Classics. Glenn gould - glenn gould: A State Of Wonder: The Com. Shrink-wrapped. Fiction. The legendary canadian pianist is featured, both in performance and in an insightul documentary film by Bruno Monsaingeon. Random House Trade.

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Genius Within: Inner Life of Glenn Gould

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Lorber Films (Kino) 15806188 #ad - Factory sealed DVD. Shrink-wrapped. Glenn gould - glenn gould: A State Of Wonder: The Com. Random House Trade. Genius within: the inner life of glenn gould humanizes the legend, private home recordings and diaries, weaving together an unprecedented array of unseen footage, as well as compelling interviews with Gould's most intimate friends and lovers all exploring the incongruities between Gould's private reality and his wider image.

Director's Cut: contains footage not seen in theaters. Fiction. Classics. An enigmatic musical poet and the most documented classical musician of the last century world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate international audiences twenty-six years after his untimely death.

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Playing the Piano for Pleasure: The Classic Guide to Improving Skills through Practice and Discipline

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - The result is a book that should be cherished for years to come. Classics. In addition to his own thoughts, artists, Cooke includes material from his interviews with master pianists, and writers. Factory sealed DVD. Used book in Good Condition. Random House Trade. Fiction. Skyhorse publishing is proud to revive Playing Piano for Pleasure.

A pleasant and constant cheerleader, Cooke asks readers to practice every day, suggesting that they work through just that section time and again until it is perfect. With the wonderful writing one would expect from a longtime New Yorker reporter, Piano aficionado Charles Cooke, offers concrete routines for improving your piano performance.

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