Gould, Glenn National Historic Person

Toronto, Ontario
Glenn Gould at the piano © Don Hunstein, Sony Classical and Glenn Gould Limited
Glenn Gould, in studio during a recording session
© Don Hunstein, Sony Classical and Glenn Gould Limited
Glenn Gould at the piano © Don Hunstein, Sony Classical and Glenn Gould LimitedGlenn Gould © Don Hunstein, Sony Classical and Glenn Gould LimitedGlenn Gould Steinway piano & chair © Cazzaro Design
Address : 200 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 2012-03-05
Life Date: 1932 to 1982

Other Name(s):
  • Gould, Glenn  (Designation Name)
Research Report Number: 2011-075

Importance: Brilliant, eccentric, and recognized internationally as one of the great classical musicians of the 20th century

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque: CBC Building 200 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Recognized internationally as one of the great classical musicians of the 20th century, this pianist of prodigious talent and originality is best known for his masterful renditions of the counterpoint of J. S. Bach. Retiring from the concert stage at the young age of 32, he exploited new sound technologies to their fullest and left a rich musical heritage in his many recordings. A visionary thinker and author, who foresaw the profound impact of technology on culture and society, he also pursued a remarkably diverse career in radio and television. Long after his premature death, Gould continues to challenge and inspire.