Struggling for Perfection
The Story of Glenn Gould
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Struggling for Perfection by Vladimir Konieczny
Book DescriptionStruggling for Perfection is the story of the famous pianist, an enigmatic figure who made some of the most acclaimed classical recordings of the last century. A former child prodigy and an unpredictable, passionate man, Glenn Gould was known as much for his eccentricities as his vast musical genius. After retiring prematurely from performing, Gould branched out into work in film and radio and helped bring classical music recording technology into a new age. He has became a national icon in Canada. Vladimir Konieczny delivers a sensitive and affectionate portrait of this imposing figure in music history. The book is illustrated with sketches and archival photos.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781894917483
(241mm x 209mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Napoleon Publishing
Publisher: Napoleon Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: Canada
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Glenn Gould (1932-1982) was a prodigy who loathed the word, a brilliant pianist who disliked performing, and a public figure who craved solitude. With his recording of the Goldberg Variations by JS Bach, Gould became an international celebrity. This title features Gould.
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Author Biography - Vladimir Konieczny
Vladimir Konieczny is a freelance writer and a professional saxophone and bassoon player. He first heard Glenn Gould on the CBC during his teens, and he has remained a lifelong fan. The author of the children's title Struggling for Perfection: The Story of Glenn Gould, he lives on Pender Island, British Columbia.
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