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Gould passed his associateship examination in solo piano performance at the Toronto Conservatory of Music at the age of 12, and this success opened the door to a variety of concert experiences in his home town. By 1950, when he made his broadcast debut on the CBC radio network, he had become a Canadian celebrity.
Program for Toronto Symphony Orchestra Secondary School Concert at Massey Hall, Toronto, January 14-15, 1947. For Glenn Gould's Toronto Symphony Orchestra debut, he played Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58. The program is autographed by the guest conductor, Bernard Heinze.
Program for International Artists series recital at Eaton Auditorium, Toronto, October 20, 1947. Gould played works by Beethoven, Chopin, Couperin, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Domenico Scarlatti. This was his first public solo piano recital.
Program for a recital at the Art Gallery of Toronto, November 16, 1947. Gould played works by Chopin, Couperin, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Domenico Scarlatti
Program for the 223rd Hart House Sunday Evening Concert, University of Toronto, February 12, 1950. Gould played works by Bach, Beethoven and Hindemith.
Glenn Gould, gesticulating with his hands, early 1950s