Three geniuses Gould Bach Bernstein

Life’s saving grace


Glenn Gould, 28, performing J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 1, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, 1960.

Those long fingers have a life of their own.

Inspired by Dispatches from the Asylum and our shared appreciation of Bach.

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After writing about insanity in America, not to mention the madness of my own life, it is music like this that prevents me from blowing my brains out.

Rare video of Glenn Gould at his private retreat.

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2 thoughts on “Life’s saving grace

  1. Wonderful post! And thank you for the acknowledgment! Now, I’m both embarrassed and a bit ashamed that I, for whatever the reasons (maybe senility) haven’t found your website before when it’s been in plain view all along. Thankfully, a wonderful angel pointed me in your direction. Three geniuses indeed. Great video! Cheers

  2. Thanks. Along with Bach I do love Glenn Gould. To me, his death (Oct 4, 1982) at the age of 50 is one of those famous passings where you always remember where you were — in a coffee shop in downtown LA, reading the LA Times — front page news of course.