The Resource Glenn Gould : the ecstasy and tragedy of genius, Peter Ostwald

Glenn Gould : the ecstasy and tragedy of genius, Peter Ostwald

Label
Glenn Gould : the ecstasy and tragedy of genius
Title
Glenn Gould
Title remainder
the ecstasy and tragedy of genius
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ostwald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was a musical genius - a child prodigy whose rise to world fame was jump-started in 1955 by a sensational recording of Bach's daunting Goldberg Variations. As his career continued to blossom, Gould made his mark as a world-renowned pianist, composer, and conductor but also demonstrated his talent and intelligence as an influential critic, essayist, philosopher, actor, comedian, and filmmaker. But along with his charm, Gould was tragically disturbed - a recluse with nocturnal work habits, obsessed by physical and mental complaints, he relied heavily on prescription drugs. He consulted scores of doctors, avoided intimacy, and never married. Struggling against lifelong physiological and psychological problems that always threatened to overwhelm him, Gould neglected his health and died prematurely at age fifty of a massive stroke. Glenn Gould's life raises many questions about the phenomenon of genius. Was Gould's genius sponsored by his eccentricity or vice versa? Do men and women of genius sacrifice themselves in the service of a higher ideal while remaining personally unfulfilled? Dr. Peter Ostwald, a professor of psychiatry noted for his expertise in psychobiography and a skilled violinist who played chamber music with Gould, captures the brilliant fusion of genius and eccentricity that composed this highly mysterious and appealing figure
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ostwald, Peter F
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML417.G68
LC item number
O88 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gould, Glenn
  • Gould, Glenn
  • Gould, Glenn
  • Gould, Glenn
  • Gould, Glenn
  • Gould, Glenn
  • Gould, Glenn
  • Pianists
  • Genius
  • Pianistes
  • Genius
  • Pianists
  • Psychology
  • Canada
Label
Glenn Gould : the ecstasy and tragedy of genius, Peter Ostwald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 35
  • 4
  • Child Prodigy
  • 43
  • 5
  • A Childhood Friend
  • 57
  • 6
  • New Teachers and Further Success
  • 67
  • 1
  • 7
  • Gaining a Manager
  • 81
  • 8
  • "My Love Affair with the Microphone"
  • 89
  • 9
  • Self-Isolation
  • 98
  • 10
  • The Concert
  • Triumph in the States
  • 110
  • 11
  • First Contact with Psychiatry
  • 120
  • 12
  • Conflicting Demands
  • 130
  • 13
  • Telephone Calls
  • 17
  • 142
  • 14
  • Traveling Overseas
  • 149
  • 15
  • Strange Illnesses
  • 159
  • 16
  • In Search of a Home
  • 171
  • 2
  • 17
  • Dr. Joseph Stephens
  • 185
  • 18
  • The Pitfalls of Composing and Performing
  • 200
  • 19
  • Retirement from the Stage
  • 214
  • 20
  • A Little Night Music
  • The Solitude Trilogy
  • 230
  • 21
  • Changing Views of Composers
  • 244
  • 22
  • Impersonator, Philosopher, and Technician
  • 258
  • 23
  • New Faces, New Challenges
  • 25
  • 271
  • 24
  • Approaching Middle Age
  • 286
  • 25
  • The Last Years
  • 304
  • 26
  • A Fatal Stroke
  • 320
  • 3
  • Infancy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780393040777
Lccn
96043854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35586754
  • (OCoLC)ocm35586754
Label
Glenn Gould : the ecstasy and tragedy of genius, Peter Ostwald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 35
  • 4
  • Child Prodigy
  • 43
  • 5
  • A Childhood Friend
  • 57
  • 6
  • New Teachers and Further Success
  • 67
  • 1
  • 7
  • Gaining a Manager
  • 81
  • 8
  • "My Love Affair with the Microphone"
  • 89
  • 9
  • Self-Isolation
  • 98
  • 10
  • The Concert
  • Triumph in the States
  • 110
  • 11
  • First Contact with Psychiatry
  • 120
  • 12
  • Conflicting Demands
  • 130
  • 13
  • Telephone Calls
  • 17
  • 142
  • 14
  • Traveling Overseas
  • 149
  • 15
  • Strange Illnesses
  • 159
  • 16
  • In Search of a Home
  • 171
  • 2
  • 17
  • Dr. Joseph Stephens
  • 185
  • 18
  • The Pitfalls of Composing and Performing
  • 200
  • 19
  • Retirement from the Stage
  • 214
  • 20
  • A Little Night Music
  • The Solitude Trilogy
  • 230
  • 21
  • Changing Views of Composers
  • 244
  • 22
  • Impersonator, Philosopher, and Technician
  • 258
  • 23
  • New Faces, New Challenges
  • 25
  • 271
  • 24
  • Approaching Middle Age
  • 286
  • 25
  • The Last Years
  • 304
  • 26
  • A Fatal Stroke
  • 320
  • 3
  • Infancy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780393040777
Lccn
96043854
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35586754
  • (OCoLC)ocm35586754

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