Glenn Gould

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Very few musicians have had careers as distinctive as that of the pianist Glenn Gould, whose relatively short life ended 30 years ago. Gould would have turned 80 this month, and as WNYC’s Sara Fishko tells us, he’s still a compelling figure for fellow-pianists.  Here is the next Fishko Files.





In his early career, USC professor and music writer Tim Page interviewed Glenn Gould. For decades, until Gould's death 30 years ago, Page and Gould continued their conversations -- almost entirely on the telephone. Listen to Sara Fishko and Tim Page's phone chat about Gould, below.

Tim Page and Sara Fishko


Listen to an hour long Fishko Files special, “20 Years After Glenn Gould” (produced in 2002). Distinguished pianists Murray Perahia, Vladimir Feltsman, Angela Hewitt, Maria Tipo, Sergei Schepkin, and the late Edward Aldwell are among the participants interviewed.


20 Years After Glenn Gould



WNYC Production Credits...

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Paul Schneider
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann