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Chronology of Glenn Gould Happenings 1982-1992

compiled by Stephen Willis Head (1977-1994),
Manuscript Collection, Music Division

October 7-9, 1983

Glenn Gould Film Festival held in New York City

October 1983

National Library of Canada acquires the Glenn Gould Archives


John McGreevy edits a book entitled Glenn Gould: Variations By Himself and His Friends, which includes writings by Gould and comments by friends and colleagues

Geoffrey Payzant's philosophical study on Gould translated into French

Bruno Monsaingeon edited a first volume of writings by Gould entitled Le dernier puritain: Ecrits (Tome I). Published in Paris by Fayard

February 1984

First issue of the Bulletin of the Glenn Gould Society. Groningen, Netherlands


Jonathan Cott's Conversations with Glenn Gould, containing transcriptions of taped telephone interviews between Cott and Gould, is published

J'aurais dit Glenn Gould, a colour video prepared in the style of a Gould documentary by Robert Racine, is produced by Western Front Video Productions

Tim Page edited a volume of writings of Gould entitled The Glenn Gould Reader, published in Toronto by Lester & Orpen Dennys


Various researchers from Canada, United States and France use the Archive even before Ruth Pincoe has finished organizing them and producing the Finding Aid (automated on INMAGIC)

May 1985

Bach International Piano Competition. Toronto. Held as a benefit for the newly formed Glenn Gould Foundation

September 26-29, 1985

Glenn Gould: An Hommage [sic]. New York. Video festival held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Bruno Monsaingeon edited a second volume of writings by Gould entitled Contrepoint à la ligne: Écrits (Tome II). Also published in Paris by Fayard


Various radio broadcasts on and about Gould produced in Canada, France, Italy and Switzerland

September 18-
October 21, 1986

Retrospective Glenn Gould 1932-1982. Paris: Canadian Cultural Centre. An exhibit (the first public one since Gould's death) based on the National Library of Canada Archives. Subsequently toured Rome, Bern, Belgrade, Bonn, Brussels, Amsterdam, Stockholm and Oslo


Gould artifacts from the National Library of Canada are among the exhibits in the Canada Pavilion at Expo 86, Vancouver

Bernhard, Thomas. Der Untergeher. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag, 1983. Novel in which Gould is the name of one of the characters

Bruno Monsaingeon edited a third volume of writings by Gould entitled Non, je ne suis pas du tout un excentrique. Also published in Paris by Fayard


Tim Page's collection of Gould's writings translated into German by Hans-Joachim Metzger and published in two volumes in Munich by R. Piper

October 14-15, 1987

Glenn Gould: Pluriel. Montréal: Université du Québec à Montréal. First International symposium on Gould with participants from Canada, United States, France, England and Russia. Concerts, including Gould's own works, as well as papers. Published, in French, Verdun: Louise Courteau, Éditrice, 1988. Translated into Japanese and published in 1991. Should appear in English shortly

November 20, 1987

First Glenn Gould Prize awarded by the Glenn Gould Foundation to the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. Toronto

December 1987

Wave. (December/January 1987/88). Tokyo. Japanese periodical with this issue devoted entirely to writings of Glenn Gould


Matheis, Wera. Glenn Gould: Der Unheilige am Klavier. Munich: Scaneg, 1987. Book about Gould

April 1988

Glenn Gould 1988. Ottawa: National Library of Canada. Exhibition based on the National Library of Canada's Gould Archive. Subsequently toured Vancouver, Saskatoon, Toronto, Grande Prairie, Victoria, Tokyo and Montréal

May 14, 1988

Glenn Gould Symposium. Amsterdam: Glenn Gould Society. Second international symposium on Gould with participants from Canada, United States, France and Holland

July 19-30, 1988

An exhibit on Glenn Gould consisting largely of reproductions from the National Library of Canada Gould archives presented as part of the Boris Brott Summer Music Festival at Hamilton Place, Hamilton, Ontario


Schneider, Michel. Glenn Gould Piano Solo: Aria et trente variations. Paris: Éditions Gallimard, 1988. Book about Gould. Translated into Japanese and published in 1991

Geoffrey Payzant's book about Gould translated into Danish

May 1989

Wave. (May 31, 1989). Tokyo. Japanese periodical with this issue devoted entirely to Gould


Glenn Gould: A Portrait. New Jersey: Kultur Video, 1989. First commercial video about Gould. From CBC television broadcast of 1985

de Bary, Antoine. Glenn Gould. Villeurbanne: Les presses de l'Urdla, 1989. Artbook based on impressions of Gould

Friedrich, Otto. Glenn Gould: A Life and Variations. Toronto: Lester & Orpen Dennys Limited, 1989. First official biography commissioned by the Glenn Gould Estate. Translated into German and published in 1991

Kazdin, Andrew. Glenn Gould at Work: Creative Lying. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1989. The impressions and experiences of one of Gould's record producers

Uriot, Daniel F. Allemande. Lyon: manuscript, 1989. Novel about a character based loosely on Gould

April 1990

Du. Zurich. Magazine with this issued devoted entirely to Gould

October 23, 1990

Soirée Glenn Gould. Québec City: Grand Théâtre. An evening of readings from the correspondence of Gould with a recital of music loved by Gould. An exhibit of Gould material was provided largely by the National Library of Canada

November 19, 1990

Second Glenn Gould Prize awarded by the Glenn Gould Foundation to Yehudi Menuhin. Toronto


A series of 22 programs prepared by the CBC and televised on the English network. A French version was presented in France

Tim Page's collection of Gould's writings translated into Dutch by Gerard Graslman and published in Baarn by Bosch & Keuning


Jens Hagestedt. Wie Spielt Glenn Gould?: Zu einer Theorie der Interpretation. Munich: Peter Kirchheim Verlag. Book concerning Gould's musical interpretation

September 23-27, 1992

The Glenn Gould Conference. Toronto. An international symposium planned by the Glenn Gould Foundation entitled Music and Communication in the 21st Century: Variations on Themes of Glenn Gould commemorates the 10th anniversary of Gould's death. The National Library of Canada created an exhibition and launched its Glenn Gould: Descriptive Catalogue of the Glenn Gould Papers. As well, Oxford University Press will release a book of Gould correspondence in English, and Bourgois will issue the French version. A play by David Young called Glenn was premiered at this conference

October 2-4, 1992

International Glenn Gould Piano Festival: Homage to Glenn Gould was organized by the International Glenn Gould Society in Groningen. As well as many scholarly presentations and concerts, the play Glenn by David Young was presented and a new biography by Michael Stegemann, published by Piper Verlag of Munich, was launched


Sony/CBS has been converting all Gould's recordings to CDs and has issued any of the tapes which Gould left at his death in complete enough form for commercial distribution. Also, the CBC and Glenn Gould Limited, in collaboration with Sony/CBS, has been issuing CDs and videocassettes of many of Gould's radio and television performances and documentaries

Source: National Library news. Nouvelles de la Bibliothèque nationale
Ottawa, Library and Archives Canada. -- v. ill., ports. 23-28 cm. -- Vol. 24, no. 7 (September 1992). -- ISSN 0027-9633. -- P. 6-7
© Library and Archives Canada. Reproduced with the permission of the Estate of Glenn Gould and Glenn Gould Limited.

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