Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A new Glenn Gould documentary

There’s a new documentary about Glenn Gould, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, directed by Michèle Hozer and Peter Raymont.

Peter Rainer, writing in the Christian Science Monitor:

Considering how reclusive Gould was, it’s remarkable how much footage of him exists, including home movies here of him cavorting in the Bahamas with island girls. Who knew?
There’s a trailer, minus cavorting:

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould (YouTube)

A related post
Glenn Gould’s chair

comments: 2

Unknown said...

I am writing from Studio 360, the public radio show devoted to the arts and culture. On our blog, we recently posted an audio clip of Glenn Gould talking to music critic Tim Page. I noticed that you have written about Gould, and we would be grateful if you would direct your site’s visitors to the posting. You can access our blog at

The clip is of an interview recorded for WNYC six weeks before Gould’s fatal stroke. It is most likely his last interview ever. With Gould assuming the part of the fictional movie actor Sir John, it’s very bizarre. But Gould also talks at great length (50 minutes) about his music. Perhaps your readers will enjoy hearing it.

Thank you.

Jordan Sayle | WNYC Radio | Studio 360 | 160 Varick Street | New York, NY 10014

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Jordan. It’s great that you’ve made this interview available online. Just so readers know: it’s also available as part of the three-CD set A State of Wonder: The Complete Goldberg Variations (Sony).