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Glenn Gould

Early Career

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Gould took no formal lessons in composition. As a teenager he worked to come to terms with the classics as well as with the contemporary idiom of the twelve-tone method of composition that was then taking root on North American campuses.

Gould, Glenn. Our Gifts. Piano-vocal score, mimeograph, March 25, 1943

"[Heinrich] Neuhaus wrote that Gould's way of playing Bach made one feel that the composer himself was sitting at the keyboard."4

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