Glenn (Gold) Gould

Glenn Herbert (Gold) Gould (1932 - 1982)

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Glenn Herbert Gould formerly Gold
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canadamap
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Died in Toronto, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Aug 2016 | Last significant change: 12 Nov 2018
20:49: Laurie Cruthers edited the data for Glenn Herbert (Gold) Gould (1932-1982). [Thank Laurie for this]
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Categories: Persons of National Historic Significance | Ontario Musicians | Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.


Glenn (Gold) Gould is/was a significant Ontarian .

Glenn Gould was a world-renowned pianist. He was also known as a broadcaster, writer, composer, conductor, and organist.[1]

He was born in 1932 in Toronto's Beaches neighborhood, the son of Russell Herbert Gold and Florence Emma Greig. Although they weren't Jewish, they began to spell their name "Gould" due to the anti-Semitism prevalent in pre-war Toronto.[2]

Gould was appointed a Person of National Historic Significance in 2013.[3]


  1. The Canadian Encyclopedia: Glenn Gould
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Glenn Gould," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed August 24, 2016).
  3. The Glenn Gould Foundation

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Glenn Gould in rehearsal
Glenn Gould in rehearsal

A Young Glenn Gould
A Young Glenn Gould


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