OSTWALD, PETER F. ; SACKS, OLIVER (FOREWORD).
Title The Ecstasy And Tragedy Of Glenn Gould.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Second Printing.
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1997.
0393040771 / 9780393040777
Seller ID 31682X1
The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was a child prodigy and a musical genius whose 1955 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations catapulted him to world fame. He was also plagued by lifelong depression, was terrified of playing before live audiences, and consumed prescription drugs by the handful. He died at fifty of a massive stroke. In this acclaimed biography, the late psychiatrist Peter Ostwald - an accomplished violinist and longtime personal friend of Gould - raises many questions about Gould and his music. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Glenn Gould, Pianists, Musicians, Peter F. Ostwald, Music, Goldberg Variations, Steinway Pianos, John P. L. Roberts, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Walter Homburger, Andrew Kazdin, Hypochondria, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin, Columbia Records, Johann Sebastian Bach, Oliver Sacks).