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Glenn Gould typed letter signed, a rare missive by the celebrated Canadian pianist. Dated 20 July 1976 on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation letterhead, Gould writes to Patricia Wardrop of the Ontario Arts Council, in part, ''...you would like some details on my activities as a radio producer and I enclose herewith a list of major productions [list included] beginning with the several version of 'The Idea of North'. Needless to say, this list does not include programs for which I have served in other capacities...and I have also chosen to exclude such relatively informal 'conversational-series' as the 10-week 'Music of Arnold Schonberg' (1974) or a 21-week glorified discography entitled 'The Art of Glenn Gould' (1969). It seemed to me that only programs which, in some way, attempted an assault on conventional radiophonic barriers deserved to be represented and I hope you will agree with the relative exclusivity of this approach...[signed] Glenn Gould''. Letter is accompanied by a copy of the letter draft handwritten by Gould. Letter measures 8.5'' x 11'', stapled at top left to the referenced list. Folds and light creasing, overall near fine condition.
Rare Letter Signed by Pianist Glenn GouldRare Letter Signed by Pianist Glenn Gould
Rare Letter Signed by Pianist Glenn Gould
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Auction closed on Thursday, January 30, 2020.
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