Certified genius day, today:
Birthdays of Glenn Gould, William Faulkner and Mark Rothko!
Glenn Gould, a pianist like no other, and a personality whose talent exceeded the narrow arena of the performing artist: Sep. 25, 1932 – 1982
Photo by Gordon Parks, NYC, March 1956 – LIFE
Caption: Brilliant young Canadian pianist Glenn Gould laughing as engineers let him hear how his singing spoiled his recording of the Bach Goldberg Variations after which he offered to wear a gas mask to muffle his songs, at a Columbia recordling studio.