Conversations With Glenn Gould

Author(s): Jonathan Cott


The author spoke with pianist Glenn Gould (1932-82), one of the most idiosyncratic and charismatic musicians of the twentieth century, in 1974 for Rolling Stone and published the transcripts in two long articles; after Gould's death, the author gathered these interviews in this book, adding an introduction, a selection of photographs, and more.

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"This book reminds us once again that however eccentric [Gould] may have been, he was not merely so. Gould's lively and erudite voice, revived here, convinced us that even at his most far-fetched, his ideas were fully thought out and firmly related to the sensible practicalities of his craft." - Eva Hoffman, New York Times"

Jonathan Cott is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and has written for the New York Times and the New Yorker. He is the author of the forthcoming On the Sea of Memory, a collection of poems, a critical biography of Bob Dylan, a number of collections of interviews - including Visions and Voices - and a collection of writing on music, Back to a Shadow in the Night: Music Writings and Interviews 1968-1991. He is the editor of Studs Terkel's forthcoming book And They All Sang, a collection of Terkel's interviews with musical personalities.

General Fields

  • : 9780226116235
  • : University of Chicago Press
  • : University of Chicago Press
  • : 0.206
  • : November 2005
  • : 204mm X 181mm X 11mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jonathan Cott
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 786.2092
  • : 160
  • : 21 halftones