Glenn Gould’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 25, 1932

Death Date

Oct 4, 1982

Age of Death

50 years

Cause of Death

Stroke

Place of Death

Toronto General Hospital,  Toronto,  Canada

Profession

Pianist

The pianist Glenn Gould died at the age of 50. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Classical pianist from Canada who won international acclaim, especially for his mastery of Johann Sebastian Bach’s keyboard music.

His mother was determined that he would be a talented musician, so she played music all through her pregnancy. He met Cornelia Foss and her husband in 1956, and she eventually became his lover.

Where is Glenn Gould buried?

He is buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Canada.

Quotes

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“The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” (Glenn Gould)

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“Isolation is the one sure way to human happiness.” (Glenn Gould)

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“One does not play the piano with one’s fingers: one plays the piano with one’s mind.” (Glenn Gould)

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“I don’t much care for the sunlight or bright colours of any kind.” (Glenn Gould)

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“There’s a very curious and – and almost sadistic lust for blood that overcomes the concert listener, and there’s a waiting for it to happen: a waiting for the horn to fluff; a waiting for the strings to become ragged; a waiting for the conductor to forget the subdivide, you know? And it’s dreadful!” (Glenn Gould)