A Tale From The Mount Pleasant Cemetery

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The Mount Pleasant Cemetery located in the heart of Toronto, Canada is the location of Glenn Gould’s final resting place. The gravesite is one of the most visited graves in all of Canada. Fans and admirers from all over the globe come to pay their respects to this beloved artist. Everything from plaques, flowers, notes, and objects are left here …

An Unknown Variation on The Goldberg

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Glenn Gould’s 1955 recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations remains one of the best selling classical recordings in the history of music. Within the sphere of this masterpiece there are some fascinating stories. One such story highlights Glenn’s enthusiastic and spontaneous personality. In the 1950’s Glenn was very friendly with a variety of musicians and artists in the city of Toronto. …

Harvey Rempel

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Many Gould fans would not recognize the name, Harvey Rempel. Sadly, Harvey passed away quite suddenly in April of this year. I got to know Harvey in about 2008, when I contacted him for a possible filmed interview regarding his and his wife Joan’s long and close relationship with Glenn. Joan Maxwell was Harvey’s wife and became one of Canada’s …

Foxy… family connection

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Anyone who knows about Glenn knows that he loved animals. His dream was to purchase land on Manitoulin Island and establish The Glenn Gould Puppy Farm where all manner of unwanted animals could live out their lives in comfort and safety. He especially loved dogs and one dog that he rescued was a border collie that was lost on Jarvis …

Vincent Tovell… the beginning.

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Vincent Tovell……. the beginning…. It would have been Glenn Gould’s 75th birthday…. September 2007, and a plaque was being unveiled in downtown Toronto commemorating him. We had met Junichi Mayazawa who was visiting from Japan and had taken him up to the site of the Gould cottage on Lake Simcoe, which he was eager to see. Junichi is a Gould …

Family Connection… Dad

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The Idea of North aired in l967 and was Glenn’s first foray into the world of his creation, “contrapuntal radio”. When this program aired, the CBC switchboard lit up with listeners calling in to complain that there was something very wrong with the broadcaster’s signal!! Glenn was someone with whom I was acquainted through radio and television ever since I …