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Gould’s Variations and
the Human Qualities that Foster Remarkable Creativity
with Apple University’s Prof. Joshua Cohen


September 23rd 2017

Glenn Gould Studio
250 Front Street West, Toronto, ON

Starting at $25

Toronto’s Glenn Gould is featured in a recurring presentation delivered by professor Joshua Cohen to senior managers at Apple University…


Glenn Gould, the greatest pianist of the past century, thought that musical performance has an ethical importance: it aims at an experience of ecstasy, which creates a sense of distance from the world. Drawing on a presentation he gives to executives at Apple, using illustrations from Gould’s work, Joshua Cohen will discuss the meaning of this ethical ideal, explain how Gould’s 1982 recording of the Goldberg Variations reflects this ambitious aspiration for musical performance, and explore the human qualities that foster remarkable creativity.



Join us on September 23rd for an inspiring presentation in which Apple University’s Prof. Joshua Cohen discusses Glenn Gould’s artistry and his ceaseless pursuit of perfection.

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Photo Credits: Glenn Gould courtesy of the Jock Carroll Estate, Prof. Joshua Cohen provided