Before and After #101: Glenn Gould




Chris Rywalt said...

I'm not sure anything existed for Gould outside his own head, and these pictures show that, don't they?

Vanwall said...

A cogent observation! Agreed.

kass said...

"... outside his own head" and own hands, I'd add. Clearly they were connected. That connection was sacred, and if that's what it took, staying in that small, albeit enormous, world... all i can say is Thank You Glenn.

I had the good fortune to hear/see him play live when I was in high school. He arrived all mufflered, true to legend and his fingers left depressions on my brain that I can still follow, like breadcrumbs, to find my way back to that precise and sublime magic.