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Glenn Gould in Photos and Film

September 24 – October 31, 2013
Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery

September 11, 2013

Glenn Gould
Courtesy of
Sony Music Japan International Inc.

Exhibition Announcement

The Embassy of Canada's Prince Takamado Gallery will present an exhibition of photos and film dedicated to the Canadian icon and musical genius, Glenn Gould.

Glenn Gould is one of the most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. His universal appeal and impact were celebrated last autumn, when memorial events were held and anniversary CDs and DVDs were released around the world to mark the 80th anniversary of his birth and 30th anniversary of his death. His influence remains unabated, particularly here in Japan where and he remains an inspiration to generations of musicians and music-lovers. His performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations, for example, was used for the ending of Hirokazu Koreeda's film Like Father Like Son, which won the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and will be played at theatres in Japan this fall.

This exhibition includes black and white photos of the pianist as well as Glenn Gould's Toronto, a documentary film about his home town. The 50-minute 1979 film by John McGreevy, narrated by Gould himself, will be projected in the gallery with Japanese subtitles.

The exhibit is made possible with the support of Sony Music Japan International Inc., the Glenn Gould Estate, the Glenn Gould Foundation and Aoyama Gakuin University Professor Junichi Miyazawa.


Date: September 24 – October 31, 2013

  • Weekdays 10:00-17:30
  • Wednesdays 10:00-20:00
  • Closed on weekends and October 14

Place: Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery
(7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

Admission: Free

Embassy of Canada, Public Affairs Section
Tel: 03-5412-6257

Media contact: Tel: 03-5412-6444




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