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A romance on three legs

Glenn Gould"s obsessive quest for the perfect piano

by Katie Hafner

  • 78 Want to read
  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Bloomsbury in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-247) and index.

StatementKatie Hafner
The Physical Object
Pagination265 p. :
Number of Pages265
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24381716M
ISBN 101596915250
ISBN 109781596915251
OCLC/WorldCa316311303

A Romance on Three Legs is the story of Gould's love for this piano, from the first moment of discovery, in a Toronto department store, to the tragic moment when the piano was dropped and seriously damaged while being transported.   I also read A Romance on Three Legs and really enjoyed the book. It tells the story not only of Glenn Gould's piano, but also you learn a lot about Glenn Gould and his piano tuner. This is definitely a book to read. Rich - if you still haven't found the book, check out Amazon. The reviews in Amazon for the book will convince you to get this book.

  I liked this book a lot thanks for putting up the review, Sam. If you're interested in more reading about Glenn Gould, you might like Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould by Kevin Bazzana. As it happens, I've had one of Katie Hafner's earlier books on my shelf for years: Where Wizards Stay Up 's about the invention of the internet, and is quite a good read.   The revelation about the identity of Daddy-Long-Legs, coming very late in the book, ends up pivoting the story towards romance. Besides feeling that Judy was manipulated and controlled to a degree that made me uncomfortable, the idea that she would settle down to an HEA seemed at odds with her somewhat radical leanings.

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A Romance on Three Legs is the story of Gould's love for this piano, from the first moment of discovery, in a Toronto dept. store, to the tragic moment when the piano was dropped and seriously damaged while being transported from a concert overseas. Hafner also introduces us to the world and art of piano tuning, including a central character in Cited by: 2.

Katie Hafner has a really lovely writing style, making A Romance on Three Legs a very easy book to devour. I really enjoyed reading this account of Glenn Gould's obsession with the Steinway CD and gleaned some interesting facts about the history of piano tuning.

Recommended for music fans.4/5. A Romance on Three Legs is the story A romance on three legs book Gould's love for this piano, from the first moment of discovery, in a Toronto dept. store, to the tragic moment when the piano was dropped and seriously damaged while being transported from a concert overseas.

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A Romance on Three Legs is the story of a love that changed Gould's life: his partnership with the Steinway CDa piano whose peculiar action and temperament ushered Gould closer than ever to interpretive perfection. Katie Hafner weaves the compelling tale of Gould, his favorite piano, and the men who worked on it, revealing new details and /5().

'A Romance on Three Legs' is the fondly amusing title of this delightful book - which tells the touching story of Glenn Gould - that unique musical genius - his unique piano tuners (one in particular) and the pianos (one in particular) that they loved.

The real hero of Katie Hafner’s book “A Romance on Three Legs” is not, as the subtitle suggests, the pianist Glenn Gould, or even the piano he was obsessed with, but a. A Romance on Three Legs by Katie Hafner is a masterfully written story about Glenn Gould and his love for a Steinway piano called CD He found the love of his life long after he had become one of the most revered concert pianists and interpreters of by: 2.

A Romance On Three Legs presents a fascinating biography of Gould, who was known for his quirks, including his wearing of winter gear on summer days, his donning of fingerless gloves while playing, his manic fear of germs and hand shaking.

The book will greatly appeal to those intrigued by the history of the influential German-bred Steinway. A Romance on Three Legs is the story of Gould's love for this piano, from the first moment of discovery, in a Toronto dept.

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A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano This book will aid the reader to fully appreciate Gould's creative work in interpreting the early sonatas of Mozart.

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