Glenn Gould’s Goldberg Variations is released
In January 1956, Columbia Masterworks released Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations performed by Canadian concert pianist Glenn Gould. The work brought Gould’s talents to an international stage, and cemented his reputation as a skilled classical pianist. His recordings still remain popular, long after his death in 1982. Gould’s Goldberg Variations went gold in 1984 and platinum in 1992. He was a man of many talents: a composer, conductor, broadcaster, writer and organist.
Each day for 150 days leading up to the opening of the Canadian History Hall, we’re presenting one moment among the many that have shaped our country. Discover more of Canada’s significant historical events in the new Canadian History Hall, opening July 1, 2017.