Robert Greenberg

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Glenn Herbert Gould (born “Gold,” 1932-1982) circa 1955

Music History Monday: In a Class by Himself

September 25th, 2023

We mark the birth on September 25, 1932 – 91 years ago today – of the pianist Glenn Herbert Gold, in Toronto, Canada.  (Yes, the surname on “Glenn Gould’s” birth certificate is “Gold.”  When the young guy was seven years old his family began informally using the surname “Gould,” though Glenn himself never formally changed his name from “Gold” to “Gould.”)  He died there in Toronto on October 4, 1982, at the age of fifty.…

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