On a special edition of Cereal Music, WKCR host Simon Cohen will be joined by Tim Page in conversation about a newly unearthed tape of an interview with pianist Glenn Gould, produced by CBC Radio. The audio of this interview, as far as we know, has not circulated since its initial broadcast in 1973. Simon Cohen’s in-depth conversation with Tim Page will air on WKCR on Monday, July 27th 2020, from 9:30am to noon.
Tim Page is Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic who has written for publications including the SoHo News, the Washington Post and the New York Times. He had a career as a radio broadcaster, hosting shows on WKCR and WNYC, and was a professor of journalism at the University of Southern California.
Page had a close friendship as well as a professional relationship with Gould, having conducted several major interviews with the pianist. He is also the editor of the Glenn Gould Reader, a comprehensive collection of Gould's writings. In this program we will speak about the time he spent with Gould, as well as his perspective on the new interview and the relevant recordings: Gould’s transcriptions of Wagner’s orchestral music for the piano.
We hope you’ll join us for this rare look into the thought and artistic practice of Glenn Gould.
(photo above: Tim Page) (photo below: Glenn Gould)