Guess who’s coming to dinner?

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During the 1950’s and 60’s Glenn Gould would retreat to the family cottage in Uptergrove, Ontario. In the nearby town of Orillia, there was a Chinese Restaurant called The Shangdi-La, otherwise known locally as “The Shang”. It was on the main street of Orillia, called Mississauga Street which leads down to the Lake. Almost every evening Glenn would make the …

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. …

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 …

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 …