This is a Web site and blog about Glenn Gould, the pianos Gould knew and loved, and the world of piano tuning. And it is about musicians and their relationship to their instruments.
The blog will focus on the publication of A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould’s Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano just published by BloomsburyUSA.
Advance praise for the book:
“The musical version of Seabiscuit . . . Lucidly grasps[s] the essential: the complex interaction among an artist, a craftsman and the precious tool they both revered. Written with authority and enthusiasm, a treat for armchair musicologists, Gould fanatics and even those who never heard a note he played.” — Kirkus Reviews.
“The story of Glenn Gould’s haunted and relentless search for the perfect piano, one that felt right and sounded as beautiful as the one in his imagination, is a story for all music lovers. And for musicians it is especially bittersweet, as we find that there is a bit of Gould’s compulsive drive for the perfect sound in all of us.” — Daniel J. Levitin, author of This is your Brain on Music.
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