Things that Glenn Gould composedmain
According to Jessie Greig, Glenn’s cousin and confidante, at 50 Gould would retire, write and compose. We will never know why so little of the music that Gould thought and talked of writing ever got written. Part of Gould’s failure as a composer came from the distractions of other activities and all the disturbances of daily life. “He hated it that everything (he composed) came out sounding like everybody else” he told Leonard Bernstein. Amongst the few works that were found in Gould’s personal belongings were 2 little pieces recorded by Émile Naoumoff, a Bulgarian pianist and composer who was Nadia Boulanger’s last disciple. She referred to him as “the gift of my old age”. Since 1998, he has been a professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he teaches applied piano and graduate-level seminars on keyboard interpretation.