Sep 25, 1932

Glenn Herbert Gould is born in Toronto at 32 Southwood Drive. His father is Russell Herbert (Bert) Gould (1901-1996); his mother was born Florence Emma Greig (1891-1975).

1935

Begins piano lessons with his mother, after his musical gifts including perfect pitch become apparent.

Jun 5 & 6, 1938

First documented public performances, at church events in Uxbridge.

Aug 30, 1938

First music competition at the Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto.

Dec 4, 1938

Radio debut in a public revue entitled “Today’s Children”.

Jun 4, 1939

First documented performance as a conductor, where Glenn Gould led a church song service in Uxbridge.

Sep 1939

Begins Grade 2 at Williamson Road Public School.

 Feb 1940

Takes first piano examination at the Toronto Conservatory of Music in Grade 3 piano.    

Spring 1940 

Creates The Daily Woof—The Animals Paper, a handwritten manifesto. 

Dec 18, 1941

Completes  A Merry Thought, his earliest surviving piano composition. 

1942

Begins organ lessons with Frederick C. Silvester and continues to study with him until 1949. 

Mar 25, 1943

Composes Our Gifts, for boys and girls’ voices with piano, dedicated “to the Junior Red Cross throughout Canada”.  Sells piece for 10 cents. 

Fall 1943

Begins studying piano with Alberto Guerrero (1866 – 1959) at the Royal Conservatory of Music. 

Feb 1944

Wins several prizes in the inaugural Kiwanis Music Festival, and later performs in public concerts of prize winners. 

Feb 1945

Wins several prizes in the second annual Kiwanis Music Festival and later performs in public concert which is broadcast on CFRB on March 10. 

Jun 15, 1945

Passes, with the highest honours the Toronto Conservatory of Music’s Associate diploma piano examination. 

Sept 1945 

Begins Grade 9 at Malvern Collegiate Institute. 

Nov 29, 1945

Performs the first movement from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with his teacher, Alberto Guerrero, accompanying on a second piano, in a conservatory concert. 

Dec 12, 1945

Professional Performance debut:  performs organ works in a program with two other performers and a choir at Eaton Auditorium.    

May 8, 1946

Orchestral début: first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with Ettore Mazzoleni conducting the Toronto Conservatory Symphony, in Massey Hall, as part of a conservatory concert. 

Oct 28, 1946

Receives his Associate diploma, and performs at the conservatory’s graduation exercises at the University of Toronto. 

Jan 14 & 15, 1947

Professional concerto début: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with Bernard Heinze conducting the Toronto Symphony, in Massey Hall. 

Apr 10, 1947

First full-length piano recital, at the conservatory, in a program of works by Haydn, Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Mendelssohn. 

Oct 20, 1947

Professional recital début at Eaton Auditorium.  Program includes works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Couperin, Chopin, Liszt, and Mendelssohn (he earns $250). He is now managed by Walter Homburger, who will represent him through 1968. 

Dec 3, 1947

First professional concert outside Toronto: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, in Hamilton, with Ernest MacMillan conducting the Toronto Symphony. 

Dec 1947 

Home Recordings begin (family acquires early tape recorder). 

Sep 13, 1948

Completes Rondo in D Major, for piano. 

Fall 1948

Discovers the music of Schoenberg through his teacher, Guerrero, and soon becomes a devoted, lifelong champion of Schoenberg’s music and his school. 

Feb 1949

Composes and performs a suite of four pieces as an overture to a Malvern production of Twelfth Night. 

1950

Performs concerts in Toronto and begins to publicly champion the music of Bach and twentieth century composers. 

Jan 1950 

Composes 5 Short Piano Pieces. 

Sept 1950

Composes Sonata for Bassoon and Piano. 

Dec 24, 1950

CBC Radio Debut, sonatas by Mozart and Hindemith, at the age of 18. 

Jan 4, 1951

Presents “Recital of Contemporary Music” which includes works composed by Hindemith, Krenek, Morawetz (the première of his Fantasy in D), and himself. 

May 1951 

Composes Prelude, Cantilena and Gigue, for clarinet and bassoon. 

Jul 1951

Delivers a commemorative lecture about Schoenberg at the Conservatory, shortly after his death. .

Sept – Nov 1951

Composes Two Pieces, for piano 

Oct 28 – Nov 7 1951

First tour of Western Canada which includes performances in Vancouver and Calgary.

Winter 1952

Ends piano lessons with Guerrero. 

Spring 1952 

Composes Three Fugues on One Subject (only No. 2 survives) 

Spring 1952 

Forms a legally registered company, New Music Associates, with his childhood neighbor and friend Robert Fulford, to present concerts. 

Sep 8, 1952

CBC Television Debut.  Performs a movement of a Beethoven concerto. 

Sep 28, 1952

Performs Beethoven on CBC Radio’s Distinguished Artist Series (First of three programs).

Oct 4, 1952

Schoenberg Memorial Concert, presented by New Music Associates (Glenn Gould’s company), at the conservatory.

Oct 5, 1952

Distinguished Artist Series:  Glenn Gould performs Beethoven (2nd of three programs).

Oct 12, 1952

Distinguished Artist Series:  Glenn Gould performs Beethoven (final installment of three programs).

1952

CBC Concert Hall:  Glenn Gould Performance .

Nov 6, 1952

Montreal debut recital.  Performs Gibbons, Bach, late Beethoven, late Brahms and Berg.

Summer 1953 

Appears at the inaugural Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Nov 3, 1953

First Commercial Recording - Berg: Sonata; 3 Russian works with violinist Albert Pratz; is released through Hallmark RS3 and includes Gould’s own liner notes.

Dec 17, 1953

Conservatory lecture on Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto.  Gould’s first significant writing piece to survive.

Dec 21, 1953

Canadian premiere of Schoenberg’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, with Jean-Marie Beaudet conducting the CBC Symphony.

Winter 1954

Discovers 1895 Chickering baby-grand piano whose action comes to represent an ideal for him.  He stores it at the family cottage and then moves it to his apartment in the early 1960s.

1954

Bach’s Partita No. 5 and Morawetz’s Fantasy in D.  (Radio Canada international transcription disc).

Jan 3, 1954

Concert organized by New Music Associates, at the conservatory, featuring works by Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern, and Gould’s program essay, “A Consideration of Anton Webern.” 

1954

Concerts include Montreal, Brantford and Toronto.

Jun 21, 1954

Glenn Gould’s first public performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Jul 18, 1954

Performs Beethoven chamber music with the violinist Alexander Schneider and the cellist Zara Nelsova.  From CBC Television’s program, “Summer Festivals”. 

Oct 16, 1954

First concert performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations during an all-Bach concert organized by New Music Associates at the conservatory.

Dec 14, 15, 1954

Montreal Symphony début: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, including the première his own cadenzas for the first and third movements.

Dec 16, 1954

The earliest surviving television performance footage:  The first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, including Gould’s own cadenza, with Paul Scherman conducting the CBC Symphony Orchestra.  From Radio-Canada’s program, “L’Heure du concert.” 

Jan 2, 1955

American debut recital at the Phillips Gallery in Washington, D.C.  Performs works by Sweelinck, Gibbons, Bach, Webern, Beethoven and Berg.

Jan 11, 1955

New York City debut at Town Hall.  The following morning, Columbia Masterworks offers Gould a recording contract; he signs in the spring and remains exclusive to the label throughout his lifetime. 

Jun 6 – 16, 1955

Records Bach’s Goldberg Variations at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio in New York City.

Jul 12 & 29, 1955

Appears at Stratford Festival.

Oct 8, 1955

Finishes composing his String Quartet, considered to be Gould’s only major work.

Oct 19, 1955

Tribute to Thomas Mann, Glenn Gould performs Beethoven: Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op 11.

Jan 1956

Bach:  Goldberg Variations is released by Columbia Masterworks, to almost universal critical and popular acclaim.  Liner notes on the back cover were written by Gould.

Mar 12, 1956

Gordon Parks photo-essay, “Music World’s Young Wonder” appears in Life magazine.

Apr 13, 1956

CBC television (Graphic): interview.

Apr 25, 1956

Glenn Gould radio Interview with Eric McLean.  Glenn Gould in casual conversation and performing the piano.

Apr 28, 1956

“The Genius Who Doesn’t Want to Play”, by Gladys Shenner with photos by Paul Rockett appears in Maclean’s magazine.

May 21, 1956

First performance of Glenn Gould’s String Quartet, by the Montreal String Quartet.

Jul 7, 1956

Jock Carroll’s photo essay, “I Don’t Think I’m at All Eccentric” appears in Toronto Telegram’s “Weekend Magazine”.

Jul 9, 1956

Presents mixed program of mostly twentieth century music at Stratford Festival, which includes his String Quartet.

Sep 1956

Beethoven: Sonatas Opp. 109 – 111 is released by Columbia Masterworks.

Fall 1956

“The Dodecacophonist’s Dilemma,” Gould’s first published article, appears in the inaugural issue of Canadian Music Journal.

Fall 1956

Concert appearances include Mount Lebanon, PA; Watertown, CT; Toronto; Montreal; Delaware, OH; New York; Dallas; Niagara Falls; Hamilton’ Spokane; Vancouver; Winnipeg and St. Louis.

Jan 1957

Brahms Piano Quintet, with the Montreal String Quartet appears on Radio Canada’s transcription disc.

Jan 26 & 27, 1957

New York Philharmonic début, in Carnegie Hall, with Leonard Bernstein conducting, in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 2.

Jan – Mar 1957

Concerts in Burlington, VT, Quebec City, Brockville, ON, San Francisco, Pasadena, and Victoria.

Feb 20, 1957

Performs Bach’s Partita No. 5 (part) and conducts Maureen Forrester in “Urlicht” from Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.  From CBC’s television program, “Chrysler Festival”.

Mar 28 & 30, 1957

Cleveland Orchestra début, with George Szell conducting, in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 2.

May 7 – 19, 1957

Two-week tour of the Soviet Union, making Glenn Gould the first North American pianist to appear since the death of Stalin: three scheduled concerts in Moscow (May 7, 8, and 11), three in Leningrad (May 14, 16, and 18), and unscheduled lecture-recitals on the music of the Second Viennese School at the conservatories in both cities (May 12 and 19).

May 24 – 26, 1957

Berlin Philharmonic début, with Herbert von Karajan conducting, in Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3.

Jun 7, 1957

Recital at the Vienna Festival.

Jun 1957

CBC Radio interview with Ted Viets in Vienna.

Jun 23, 1957

“Return of a Prodigy” interview conducted at the family cottage on Lake Simcoe. From CBC’s television program “Newsmag”.

Aug – Dec 1957

Concerts in Montreal, Toronto, Washington, Syracuse, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, New York, and Miami.

Sep 26, 1957

Conducts the CBC Vancouver Orchestra in Mozart’s Symphony No. 1 and Schubert’s Symphony No. 4.

Oct 1957

Bach: Concerto No. 1, and Beethoven: Concerto No. 2, with Leonard Bernstein conducting the Columbia Symphony is released on Columbia Masterworks.

Oct 13, 1957

Address and Music for the Queen.  Performs the second and third movements of J.S. Bach’s Concerto No. 5 in F Minor for Piano and Orchestra.   CBC Orchestra appears under the direction of Geoffrey Waddington.

Oct 22, 1957

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH:  Concerto for Piano (Harpsichord) and Orchestra, No 1 BWV 1052 in D Minor.

Dec 1957

Bach: Partitas Nos. 5 and 6, and Fugues 9 and 14 from Book 2 of The Well-Tempered Clavier is released through Columbia Masterworks.

Jan – May 1958

Concerts in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Buffalo, Kingston, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Tacoma, New York, Boston, Montreal, Lexington, Ottawa, Ann Arbor, and Toronto.

1958

Rehearsal footage, from Glenn Gould:  Off The Record.

Jul 1958

Haydn:  Sonata No. 59 and Mozart: Sonata K. 330 and Fantasia and Fugue K. 394 released by Columbia Masterworks.

Jul 15, 1958

Interview with Hugh Thomson on CBC Radio’s “Assignment Series”.

Jul 23, 27 & 30, 1958 

Appears at the inaugural Vancouver International Festival.

Aug 10 – Oct 9, 1958

Tour of Western Europe: Salzburg, Brussels, West Berlin, Sweden (one concert, four radio recitals), and Wiesbaden.

Oct 1958

Bach: Concerto No. 5, and Beethoven: Concerto No. 1, with Vladimir Golschmann conducting the Columbia Symphony is released by Columbia Masterworks.

Oct, Nov 1958

Illness forces Gould to cancel several performances and hole up at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg.

Nov 15 - Dec 17, 1958 

European tour resumes:  Florence, Turin, Rome, and Israel, giving 11 concerts in 18 days.

Jan 1959

Berg: Sonata; Krenek: Sonata No. 3; and Schoenberg: 3 Piano Pieces, Op. 11 released by Columbia Masterworks.

Mar 28, 1959

“‘I’m a child of nature’—Glenn Gould,” interview with Dennis Braithwaite appears in Toronto Daily Star. 

May 16-Jun 1, 1959 

Recital in West Berlin and a cycle of the concertos at a Beethoven festival in London, with Josef Krips conducting the London Symphony. 

Summer 1959 

Filming, at Lake Simcoe and in New York, of two documentaries for the National Film Board of Canada: Glenn Gould: Off the Record and Glenn Gould: On the Record (released 1960). 

Aug 17 – 31, 1959

Western Europe tour which includes two taped recitals for the BBC in London, and concerts at festivals in Salzburg and Lucerne.  Bach’s D Minor Concerto, with Herbert von Karajan conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Lucerne Festival, is his last public performance outside North America. 

Oct 30, 1959

Tapes interview with Alan Rich from KPFA Radio, Berkeley, CA.

Nov 26 – 28, 1959 

Performs two concertos (Schoenberg and Bach) with the Cleveland Orchestra; contributes a long program essay on Schoenberg; delivers a lecture to the orchestra’s women’s committee, and offers the American début of his String Quartet.

Dec 4 (KB) or Nov 17, 1959

“At Home with Glenn Gould,” – CBC Radio interview with Vincent Tovell. (Project 60).

Dec 8, 1959

While visiting the offices of the Steinway & Sons piano firm in New York, Gould is greeted by a piano turner William Hupfer, and later claims that Hupfer injured his left shoulder. The case is later settled out of court.

1960

Gould incorporates a private company to represent his artistic ventures, Glenn Gould Limited. 

Jan 1960

Beethoven: Concerto No. 3, with Leonard Bernstein conducting the Columbia Symphony is released by Columbia Masterworks.

Jan 31, 1960

American television debut (CBS “Ford Presents”) as part of the program “The Creative Performer,” performing the first movement of Bach’s D-minor concerto, with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic. 

May 14, 1960

“Apollonian,” profile by Joseph Roddy, in The New Yorker. 

Jun 1960

Discovers a Steinway grand piano designated “CD 318,” and finds it ideal for his purposes. Steinway gives it over to his exclusive use, and most of his recordings from 1960-81 are made on it. Over the years, he modifies its action and tone to suit his particular style and repertoire. 

Jul 1960

Bach: Partitas Nos. 1 and 2, and Italian Concerto is released by Columbia Masterworks.

Jul 24 & Aug 7, 1960

Appears in all-Bach and all-Beethoven concerts as an artist-in-residence at the Stratford Festival. 

Jul 27, Jul  29, & Aug 2, 1960 

Appears at the Vancouver International Festival; the third concert is an all-Schoenberg lecture-recital. 

Oct 11, 1960

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 (The Tempest) from “Glenn Gould in Recital”.

Nov 1960

Gould:  String Quartet with the Symphonia String Quartet is released by Columbia Masterworks.

Nov 26, 1960

“Bodky on Bach,” Gould’s first published book review appears in Saturday Review.

Dec 6 & 7, 1960 

Canadian concert première of Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto, with Walter Susskind conducting the Toronto Symphony. 

Feb 6, 1961

The Subject is Beethoven, Gould’s first thematic special for television.

Jun 1961

Brahms:  10 Intermezzi is released by Columbia Masterworks.

Jul 16, Jul 23 & Aug 13, 1961 

Appears in all-Brahms, all-Strauss, and all-Bach concerts at the Stratford Festival, as one of three co-directors of music (with the violinist Oscar Shumsky and the cellist Leonard Rose). 

Aug 7, 9 & 17, 1961 

Vancouver International Festival appearances include a lecture-recital before an audience of children, an all-Bach concert, and a performance of Brahms’s D-minor Concerto with Zubin Mehta conducting.

Nov 1961

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, with Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic is released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Jan 1962

Interview with Bernard Asbell, in Horizon. 

Jan 14, 1962

Music in the U.S.S.R appears on CBC Television’s program “Sunday Concert” with Gould as performer and commentator. 

Jan – Apr 1962 

Concerts in Baltimore, Oakland, Berkeley, Winnipeg, Portland, OR, Cleveland, New York, Toledo, Columbus, Chicago, Lexington and South Bend. 

Feb 1962

“Let’s Ban Applause!” appears in High Fidelity/Musical America. 

Mar 13, 1962

10 Minutes with Glenn Gould, interview with Vincent Tovell. 

Apr 5, 6 & 8, 1962 

Performs Brahms’ D Minor Concerto with Leonard Bernstein and the New YorkmPhilharmonic.  Bernstein gives pre-concert speech saying that he and Gould are not in complete agreement with the about to be heard musical interpretation, which provokes some criticism in the press.   Recorded live in New York. 

Apr 8, 1962

Sunday Concert: Glenn Gould on Bach, with Gould as performer and commentator appears on CBC Television’s program, “Sunday Concert”. 

May 1962

Strauss, Enoch Arden, with Claude Rains, speaker is released by Columbia Masterworks.

Jun 1962

Bach, The Art of Fugue, Vol. 1 with Glenn Gould performing on the organ, is released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Jul 1962

Mozart: Piano Concerto K. 491 and Schoenberg Piano Concerto with Walter Susskind and Robert Craft conducting the CBC Symphony, released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Jul 8 & 29; Aug 5 & 10, 1962 

As a co-director of the Stratford Festival, appears in all-Bach, all-Hindemith, and all-Mendelssohn concerts, and serves as performer and commentator in a controversial program entitled “Panorama of Music of the 20’s”. Also organizes and writes program notes for a concert on July 13, “The Schoenberg Heritage". 

Aug 8, 1962

(CBC Wednesday Night): Arnold Schoenberg: The Man Who Changed Music.

Aug 8, 1962

David Ostwald – Recorded Interview. 

Aug 8, 1962

Aaron Copland – Recorded Interview.

Aug 8, 1962

Goddard Lieberson – Recorded Interview.

Aug 8, 1962

Gertrude (Kolisch) Schoenberg – Recorded Interview. 

Oct 9 & 10, 1962 

Performs the Brahms D Minor Piano Concerto in Baltimore and explains his interpretation in a program essay, “N’Aimez-vous pas Brahms?” 

Oct 15, 1962

Richard Strauss: A Personal View, with Gould as performer and commentator appears on CBC Television’s program, “Festival”. 

Oct – Nov 1962 

Concerts in Atlanta, Detroit, Cincinnati, Kansas City, and Louiseville. Around this time, he stops flying and agrees to travel only by car or train. 

Dec 1, 1962

“The Odd, Restless Way of Glenn Gould,” an interview with Betty Lee, appears in The Globe Magazine. 

Feb – Apr 1963 

Concerts in San Francisco, Denver, and Rochester. 

Mar 1963

Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Nos. 1-8 is released by Columbia Masterworks.

Mar 4, 1963

The Anatomy of the Fugue, with Gould as performer and commentator is broadcast on CBC Television’s “Festival” program. As a “finale” for this program, Gould composes So You Want to Write a Fugue?, a short, humorous piece for four voices and string quartet.

Apr 22, 1963

“Arnold Schoenberg: A Perspective” is delivered as one of the inaugural Corbett Music Lectures at the University of Cincinnati.     

May 22, 1963

“Music in the U.S.S.R” lecture is delivered at a Kiwanis Club meeting in Toronto. 

Jul 2, 9 & 16, 1963 

“Forgery and Imitation in the Creative Process,” “A Perspective on Arnold Schoenberg”and “Music in the U.S.S.R.” lectures are presented at the inaugural MacMillan Lectures at the University of Toronto.

Jul 7 & 28, 1963 

Appears in all-Bach and all-Russian concerts and writes program notes for a July 21 concert of music by Schoenberg and Strauss at Stratford Festival. 

Nov 1963

Bach: Partitas Nos. 3 and 4, and Toccata in E Minor released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Nov 1963

Bach: Six Partitas re-released by Columbia Masterworks.

Jan 1964

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Nos. 9-16, released by Columbia Masterworks.

Jan 31, 1964

“The History of the Piano Sonata,” a two part lecture, is given at Hunter College, New York and then repeated at the Gardner Museum in Boston. 

Apr 1964

“The Zany Genius of Glenn Gould,” profile by Alfred Bester, in Holiday. 

Apr 1964

“The Music of Proteus: Being Some Notes on the Subjective Character of Fugal Form,” published in HiFi/Stereo Review, accompanied by an inserted recording of So You Want to Write a Fugue?. 

Apr 10, 1964

Last public concert: Recital at Wilshire Ebell Theater in Los Angeles. Glenn Gould abandons live performance altogether, trading the stage for the precision of the studio.  Throughout the rest of his life, he shares his litany of musical, temperamental, and moral objections to the concert hall, through interviews, articles, and broadcasts. 

Spring 1964

Composes a humorous madrigal for four voices with piano, for a testimonial dinner in New York honoring the Columbia Records executive Goddard Lieberson; makes a private recording of the piece on July 3. 

Jun 1, 1964

Receives an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto, and delivers the convocation address, “An Argument for Music in the Electronic Age” (published in December in the Varsity Graduate). 

Jun 3, 1964

(Festival): Concerti for Four Wednesdays, Program No. 1, “Anthology of Variation,” with Gould as performer and commentator. Directed by Vincent Tovell.

Aug 1964

Bach: Two- and Three-Part Inventions released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Oct 9, 1964

Delivers a Corbett Music Lecture at the University of Cincinnati – “The Music of Russia”. 

Nov 11, 1964

Last public lecture:  an address to the graduating class of the Royal Conservatory of Music, which is then published in the conservatory’s Bulletin.   

Nov 27, 1964

Recorded Interview with Pat Moore, for the Russian Section of the CBC’s International Service (broadcast in Moscow early in 1965). 

Jan 1965

Gould’s long-time friend, John P.L. Roberts, becomes supervisor of the CBC’s English Service and encourages Gould to do more adventurous work. 

Jan 10, 1965

CBC radio (CBC Sunday Night): Dialogues on the Prospects of Recordings, documentary from CBC Sunday Night. A revised version of the text, published as “The Prospects of Recording” in High Fidelity (April 1966), is his magnum opus on the subject of recording. 

Mar, Aug & Dec 1965 

Contributes three articles to High Fidelity/Musical America under the pseudonym “Herbert von Hochmeister.” 

Apr 1965

Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 10/Nos. 1-3 released by Columbia Masterworks.

Jun 1965

Travels by train from Winnipeg to Churchill, MB, inspired by his lifelong love of the Canadian North. (A desire to mine that experience creatively will yield, in 1967, his first experiment in a new kind of radio art.) 

Jun 10 & 11, 1965 

Records first album, Schoenberg Songs, with producer Andrew Kazdin, with whom he will work for the next 15 years. 

Dec 1965

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Nos. 17-24 released by Columbia Masterworks.

Mar 15, 1966

Conversations with Glenn Gould (Humphrey Burton):  Bach.

Mar 22, 1966

Conversations with Glenn Gould (Humphrey Burton):  Beethoven.

Apr 5, 1966

Conversations with Glenn Gould (Humphrey Burton):  Schoenberg.

Apr 19, 1966

Conversations with Glenn Gould (Humphrey Burton):  Strauss.

Apr 1966 

Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 (“Emperor”), with Leopold Stokowski conducting the American Symphony is released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Apr 1966

Schoenberg: The Complete Music for Solo Piano is released by Columbia Masterworks. 

May 18, 1966

Glenn Gould and Yehudi Menuhin in CBC’s Festival program “Duo”. 

Jun 1966

Schoenberg: Complete Songs for Voice and Piano, Vol. 1, with Donald Gramm, bass-baritone, Ellen Faull, soprano, and Helen Vanni, mezzo-soprano, released by Columbia Masterworks.

Nov 9, 1966

Interview with Alex Trebek, from (Intertel): “The Culture Explosion”. 

Nov 13 – Apr 30, 1966 

The Art of Glenn Gould, a 24-part weekly series devoted to his discography. The first installment, “On Records and Recordings,” is one of his seminal statements on the subject. 

Nov 20, 1966

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The second in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Nov 23, 1966

“The Psychology of Improvisation,” documentary featured on the CBC program, Ideas. 

Nov 27, 1966

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The third in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Nov 29, 1966

Glenn Gould in Recital – CBC Tuesday Night Series.    

Dec 4, 1966

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The fourth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Dec 11, 1966

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The fifth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Dec 18, 1966

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The sixth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Dec 25, 1966

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The seventh in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Jan 1, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The eight in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Jan 8, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The ninth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Jan 15, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The tenth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Jan 22, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The eleventh in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Jan 29, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The twelfth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Feb 5, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The thirteenth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Feb 12, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The fourteenth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The fifteenth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Feb 26, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The sixteenth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Mar 5, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The seventeenth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Mar 12, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The eighteenth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Mar 19, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The nineteenth in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Mar 19, 1967

Mozart and Beethoven (From Music for a Sunday Afternoon).

Mar 29, 1967

To Everyman His Own Bach: A Musical Conversation with Glenn Gould, from the CBC Festival TV Series. 

Apr 1967 

Beethoven: Sonatas Opp. 13 (Pathétique) and 14, Nos. 1 and 2, released by Columbia Masterworks.

Apr 2, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The twentieth in a series of twenty-four programs.

Apr 9, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The twenty-first in a series of twenty-four programs.

Apr 16, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The twenty-second in a series of twenty-four programs.

Apr 23, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The twenty-third in a series of twenty-four programs.

Apr 30, 1967

The Art of Glenn Gould series:  On Records and Recording.  The last in a series of twenty-four programs. 

Aug 1967 

Bach: Concertos, Vol. 1 (Nos. 3, 5, and 7), with Vladimir Goschmann conducting the Columbia Symphony is released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Nov 1967 

“The Search for Petula Clark,” in High Fidelity/Musical America. The text becomes the basis for an innovative CBC radio documentary (December 11, The Best of Ideas). 

Nov 1967 

Canadian Music in the 20th Century (Morawetz, Fantasy in D; Anhalt, Fantasia; and Hétu, Variations pour piano) released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Nov 1967 

“The Glenn Gould Variations”, profile by Richard Kostelanetz appears in Esquire Magazine.

Nov 15, 1967

Bach, Concerto No. 7, and Strauss, Burleske, with Vladimir Golschmann conducting the Toronto Symphony becomes Gould’s first color telecast.

Dec 1967 

Schoenberg, Phantasy for Violin and Piano, with Israel Baker, released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Dec 1967 

Schoenberg, Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, with John Horton, narrator, and the Juilliard String Quartet, released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Dec 11, 1967

“The Search for Petula Clark”, Gould’s innovative radio documentary is featured on CBC’s “The Best of Ideas” series. 

Dec 28, 1967

(Ideas): The Idea of North, Gould’s first “contrapuntal radio documentary,” and the first instalment in his “Solitude Trilogy”. (Released as a CBC Learning Systems LP, 1971.) 

Feb 4 - Mar 17, 1968 

(The World of Music): serves as host and commentator for 6 programs. 

Feb 5 & 6, 1968 

Records Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 78, which is released posthumously, 1993. 

Apr 1968

Beethoven-Liszt, Symphony No. 5 released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Apr 1968

Glenn Gould: Concert Dropout, recorded interview with John McClure, released by Columbia Masterworks as a bonus disc. 

Apr 1968

Mozart:  Sonatas, Vol. 1: K. 279-283, released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Apr 1968

Bach:  The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Nos 1-8 released by Columbia Masterworks. 

Apr 1968

Ronald Wilford, CAMI, becomes Gould’s manager after leaving his long-time manager, Walter Homburger. 

Apr 28, 1968

How Mozart Became a Bad Composer, with Gould as performer and commentator is broadcast on NET (U.S. public television). 

May 20, 1968

Anti Alea: A Study in Objections, is featured on CBC program, “Ideas”. 

Nov 10, 1968

Discusses the Moog Synthesizer and other topics on Sunday Supplement, a news and public-affairs show. (Moog segment released as a CBC Learning Systems cassette, 1972.) 

Dec 26, 1968

Gibbons, Hindemith and Haydn Recital from CBC Radio’s “Thursday Music” series.

1969

Spheres, an animated film directed by René Jodoin and Norman McLaren for the National Film Board of Canada, features Gould playing piano.  

Jan 1969

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 13 is released by Columbia Record Club.    Album is re-released as regular Masterworks album in 1970. 

Jan 1969

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 7, and Scriabin: Sonata No. 3 ( Columbia Masterworks).

May 1969

Mozart, Sonatas, Vol. 2: K. 284, 309, and 311 (Columbia Masterworks).

May 8, 1969

Telescope: Variations on Glenn Gould. (CBC Television).

May 18, 1969

The Art of Glenn Gould, a 21-part, CBC Radio Series begins.

Aug 1969

Bach: Concertos, Vol. 2 (Nos. 2 and 4), with Vladimir Goschmann conducting the Columbia Symphony. (Columbia Masterworks).

Oct 1969

Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, with the Juilliard String Quartet. (Columbia Masterworks).

Nov 12, 1969

The Latecomers, “a contrapuntal radio documentary about Newfoundland,” is the second installment in Gould’s Solitude Trilogy. (CBC Radio).

Aug 5, 1970

The Idea of North, Produced and Directed by Judith Pearlman, is premiered on CBC Radio.

Apr 1970

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Nos. 9-16. (Columbia Masterworks).

Jul 16, 1970

Scriabin’s Piano Sonata No. 5 is recorded on eight-tracks.

Aug 5, 1970

Television version of The Idea of North, produced and directed by Judith Pearlman premieres on CBC Television.

Oct 1970

Beethoven: Variations WoO 80 and Opp. 34 and 35 (“Eroica”).(Columbia Masterworks).

Dec 9, 1970

Glenn Gould Plays Beethoven, including the “Emperor” Concerto, with Karel Ancerl conducting the Toronto Symphony. (CBC Television).

Dec 9, 1970

First recording session in Eaton Auditorium, Toronto.

Feb 2, 1971

Stokowski: A Portrait for Radio, Glenn Gould's contrapuntal radio documentary. (CBC Radio).

May 1, 1971

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Nos. 17-24. (Columbia Masterworks).

Sep 1971

Slaughterhouse-Five: Gould supervises a Bach-based soundtrack for the film, which is released in March 1972 by Columbia Records.

Oct 1971

Byrd and Gibbons: Works. (Columbia Masterworks).

Jan 1972

Glenn Gould über Johann Sebastian Bach is released in Germany.

Apr 1972

Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3: K. 310, 330, 332, and 333. (Columbia Masterworks).

May 1, 1972

Schoenberg: Complete Songs for Voice and Piano, Vol. 2. (Columbia Masterworks).

Oct 1972

Handel: Suites Nos. 1-4. (Columbia Masterworks).

Oct 7, 1972

The Scene , a CBC television program, includes Glenn Gould performing as several fictional characters.

Mar 1973

Grieg, Sonata in E Minor; Bizet, Premier Nocturne and Variations chromatiques. (Columbia Masterworks).

Oct 1973

Bach: French Suites Nos 1-4. (Columbia Masterworks).

Oct 1973

Beethoven: Sonatas Op. 31, Nos. 1, 2 (“Tempest”), and 3.(Columbia Masterworks).

Oct 1973

Hindemith: Sonatas, Nos. 1-3, (Columbia Masterworks). (Gould’s liner notes won a Grammy award, a year later).

Oct 1973

Wagner/Gould: Piano Transcription of Wagner Orchestral Showpieces: Die Meistersinger, Götterdämmerung and Siegfried-Idyll. (CBS Masterworks).

Nov 1973

Mozart: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4: K. 331, 545, and 533/494, and Fantasia K. 397. (CBS Masterworks).

Jan 1974

Chemins de la musique's four films are recorded and air in the same year.

Jan 15, 1974

Casals: A Portrait for Radio, a contrapuntal radio documentary. (CBC Radio).

Feb 20, 1974

“The Age of Ecstasy: 1900-1910”, the first installment of Musicamera: Music in Our Time.

Jun 1974

Bach: French Suites Nos. 5 and 6, and French Overture. (CBS Masterworks).

Aug 1974

Bach: Viola da Gamba Sonatas, with Leonard Rose. (CBS Masterworks).

Sep 11, 1974

Glenn Gould's Schoenberg Series begins on CBC Radio.

Feb 5, 1975

“The Flight from Order: 1910-1920,” with Gould as performer and commentator, the second installment in his series Musicamera: Music in Our Time.

Apr 1975

Beethoven: Bagatelles, Opp. 33 and 126. (CBS Masterworks).

Jul 1975

Mozart: Sonatas, Vol. 5: K. 457, 570, and 576, and Fantasia K. 47. (CBS Masterworks).

Jul 6, 1975

Glenn Gould's mother passes away from a stroke.

Nov 26, 1975

New Faces, Old Forms: 1920-1930," Glenn Gould's third installment in his series Musicamera: Music in Our Time.

Jan 6, 1976

Hindemith: The Complete Sonatas for Brass and Piano, with the Philadelphia Brass Ensemble. (CBS Masterworks).

Jan 6, 1976

Bach: 6 Violin Sonatas, with Jaime Laredo. (CBS Masterworks).

Jan 1977

Sibelius: 3 Sonatines and Kyllikki is mixed using “acoustic orchestration”. (CBS Masterworks).

Jan 1977

Bach: 6 English Suites. (CBS Masterworks).

Mar 25, 1977

The Quiet in the Land, the third installment in Gould’s “Solitude Trilogy” is broadcast on the CBC program Ideas.

Dec 14, 1977

“The Artist as Artisan: 1930-1940." the fourth installment in his series Music in Our Time airs on CBC TV.

Jan 1978

Hindemith: Das Marienleben, with Roxolana Roslak, soprano. (CBS Masterworks).

Apr 1978

Geoffrey Payzant’s Glenn Gould, Music and Mind, is published.

Apr 2, 1979

The Bourgeois Hero, “a contrapuntal radio documentary” about Richard Strauss. (CBC Radio).

Jun 1, 1979

Bach: Toccatas, Vol. 1. (CBS Masterworks).

Sep 27, 1979

Glenn Gould's Toronto, part of Cities TV series is broadcast.

Nov 1979

The Question of Instrument, directed by Bruno Monsaingeon, is filmed.

Jan 1980

Bach: Preludes, Fughettas, and Fugues. (CBS Mastworks).

Mar 1980

Beethoven: Sonatas Opp. 2/Nos. 1-3 and 28 (“Pastoral”). (CBS Masterworks).

Jun 1980

The Glenn Gould Silver Jubilee Album, a two-record set comprising previously unreleased recordings. (CBS Masterworks).

Nov 1980

Tapes "An Art of the Fugue", directed by Bruno Monsaingeon.

Apr 1980

Tapes "The Goldberg Variations", directed by Bruno Monsaingeon.

Aug 29, 1981

Tapes Bach: Italian Concerto. (Last recording at Eaton Auditoriam, Toronto).

Dec 25, 1981

Recites “The Three Cornered World” an excerpt from Natsume Soseki’s novel. (Last on CBC Radio program, “Booktime.” (Last CBC Broadcast).

Feb 1982

Records Brahms: Ballades and Rhapsodies. (CBS Masterworks - posthumous release).

Mar 1982

Recording of The Wars soundtrack. (CBS Masterworks - posthumous release).

Jul 27, 1982

Conducts and Records the chamber-orchestra version of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyl. (CBS Masterworks - posthumous release).

Sep 1, 1982

Records Strauss: Piano Sonata, Op. 5. (CBS Masterworks - posthumous release).

Sep 27, 1982

Glenn Gould suffers a stroke and is taken into hospital.

Oct 4, 1982

Glenn Gould passes away at 11:00 a.m. After his funeral, he is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.