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Glenn Gould - Off the Record

1959 29 min
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In this short documentary, Canadian concert pianist Glenn Gould enjoys a respite at his lakeside cottage. This is an aspect of Gould previously known only to the collie pacing beside him through the woods, the fishermen resting their oars to hear his piano, and fellow musicians like Franz Kraemer, with whom Gould talks of composition.

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Glenn Gould - Off the Record
  • Candid Eye
    Candid Eye
    1958 14 films
    Shot unscripted and unrehearsed, this NFB documentary series for television is a seminal offering in the history of doc filmmaking.

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In this short documentary, Canadian concert pianist Glenn Gould enjoys a respite at his lakeside cottage. This is an aspect of Gould previously known only to the collie pacing beside him through the woods, the fishermen resting their oars to hear his piano, and fellow musicians like Franz Kraemer, with whom Gould talks of composition.
  • director
    Roman Kroitor
    Wolf Koenig
  • producer
    Roman Kroitor
    Wolf Koenig
  • assistant director
    Terence Macartney-Filgate
    Gilles Gascon
  • editing
    James Beveridge
  • camera
    Wolf Koenig
  • sound
    Michel Belaieff
    Fred Anders
    Ron Alexander
  • commentary
    Stanley Jackson
  • executive producer
    Tom Daly

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Ages 14 to 18

A documentary about classical Canadian musician Glenn Gould. Ideal for essays, research projects, assignments, and discussions centred around musical theory, Canadian music, art and cultural history. Consider how Gould compares and contrasts performing in private spaces to performing in public spaces. Relate this to your experiences; how do these environments affect your own creative process, and is there one you prefer? In the documentary, Gould has a conversation with his friend, Franz Kraemer. Do you enjoy having similar discussions? Choose one of the topics they discussed and write about your own thoughts on the subject. Watch the documentary Glenn Gould: On the Record; how do the two films work as companion pieces? How do they differ? 

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