Glenn Gould and the giants of the Toronto School of Communication

Between the 1930s and 1970s, a remarkable intellectual climate coalesced within and around the University of Toronto when intellectual giants Harold Innis, Eric Havelock, Northrop Frye, Marshall McLuhan, and Glenn Gould, among others, captured the global imagination....

Celebration of the Arts in Ontario

Hosted by The Honorable Elizabeth Dowdeswell Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in collaboration with the Glenn Gould Foundation on June 9th, 2016 in The Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Queen’s Park.   Wallis Giunta and Steven Philcox perform at Queen's Park (Toronto) At The...

A Non-Applause Gouldian recital…

[the following text and photos were a submission from friend of the Foundation - Stefanos Theodoridis] ...in Athens! On the 26th of April, the Greek capital had the privilege to host a unique experimental event, based on Glenn Gould’s views on how live concerts should...

Goldberg Variations: Glenn Gould Tribute – Alida Altemburg

I was fourteen and I started to play one of the English Suites of Bach and to help me better understand the meaning of the work, my teacher took a disc from his library; on the cover there was a beautiful boy, with tousled hair and his hand on his lips, in an ironic...

Winter Fête

  The Glenn Gould Foundation was honoured to host Winter Fête The Glenn Gould Foundation was honoured to host an event at Integral House in Toronto on February 3rd, 2016. Supporters of the Foundation were joined by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, OC OOnt,...

Remembering Alan Rickman (1946-2016)

The world learned today of the passing of Alan Rickman, a loss with special significance to The Glenn Gould Foundation. Alan Rickman was a consummate actor but also a man of deep social conscience, a dry sense of humour and a seemingly boundless well of kindness and...

Join Us: Winter Fête

We're pleased to invite you to a Winter Fête in support of The Glenn Gould Foundation   featuring performances by Pianist Chilly Gonzales Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka Singer Songwriter Alejandra Ribera   Reception, Performance and Dessert Integral House 194 Roxborough...

Support Us on #GivingTuesday!

JOIN THE MOVEMENT Help Us Give Back to the Community   #GivingTuesday  is a global day of giving that happens each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday   It’s a time when Canadians, charities and businesses come together to celebrate giving and participate in...

Gould’s Goldbergs on Audiophile Glass CD for $1,500!

It is a world in which dedicated music lovers spend seemingly endless amounts of money to hear their favourite recordings played back with more lifelike sound reproduction using everything from tube amplifiers and esoteric loudspeakers to exotic cables and magic fluids. Whether the claimed improvements in sound quality have any scientific basis and really reflect sound reproduction closer to the original source material than is possible with conventional equipment is a source of endless and heated debate. But for the true audiophile there is no skepticism; the answer is objectively clear – it sounds better to them.