Glenn Gould's Steinway CD 318 Piano

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Title

Glenn Gould's Steinway CD 318 Piano

Subject

Gould, Glenn; piano; CD 318; Steinway; Centre national des Arts; National Arts Centre

Description

Steinway CD 318 concert grand piano built in 1943 at Steinway & Sons, New York, NY (Bazzana, Kevin. 2005. Wondrous Strange : The Life and Art of Glenn Gould. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 246). "Glenn Gould discovered it backstage at the Eaton Auditorium in Toronto in 1960 and thereafter, used the instrument for the majority of his recordings" (Library and Archives Canada, 2019, "Steinway piano CD318 [object]", consulted March 1, 2019, https://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&rec_nbr=4111967&lang=eng&rec_nbr_list=4111967,4111966). In her book, Katie Hafner mentions that Gould used the CD 318 piano in his recordings until 1980 when it was no longer playable (Hafner, Katie. 2008. A Romance on Three Legs. Bloomsbury, USA, 208). "The item was transferred to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on November 30, 2011" (LAC Archives 2019). Red and black felt has been added to piano strings D5 to G6.

Creator

Steinway & Sons (piano)

Source

National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Item catalogued by Mary Hadwen, Sarah Miyamoto and Valeria Dimitrova, University of Ottawa.

Date

1943

Format

Physical object; musical instrument; 9 feet across; 1,325 lb

Identifier

UO-LC-NAC-GGfonds-CD318Piano

Coverage

Located at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Collection

Citation

Steinway & Sons (piano), “Glenn Gould's Steinway CD 318 Piano,” Linking Culture(s), accessed June 16, 2024, http://omeka.uottawa.ca/linking-cultures/items/show/102.

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