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A Romance on Three Legs free pdf Glenn Gould was famous for his obsessions: the scarves, sweaters and fingerless gloves that he wore even on the hottest summer days- his deep fear of germs and illness- the odd wooden "pygmy" chair that he carried with him wherever he performed- and his sudden withdrawal from the public stage at the peak of his career. But perhaps Gould's greatest obsession of all was for a particular piano, a Steinway concert grand known as CD318 (C, meaning for the use of Steinway Concert Artists only, and D, denoting it as the largest that Steinway built). A Romance on Three Legs is the story of Gould's love for this piano, from the first moment of discovery, in a Toronto dept. store, to the tragic moment when the piano was dropped and seriously damaged while being transported from a concert overseas. Hafner also introduces us to the world and art of piano tuning, including a central character in Gould's life, the blind tuner Verne Edquist, who lovingly attended to CD318 for more than two decades. We learn how a concert grand is built, and the fascinating story of how Steinway

About Katie Hafner

Katie Hafner is a correspondent for The New York Times, and also a dedicated amateur pianist. Before joining the Times in 1998 she worked at Newsweek and Business Week. She is the author of four books, three of which concern technology and the Internet: Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (with John Markoff)- Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (with Matthew Lyon)- The Well: A Story of Love, Death and Real Life in the Seminal Online Community- and The House at the Bridge: A Story of Modern Germany. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Author : Katie Hafner
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Data Published : 19 June 2008
ISBN : 1596915242
EAN : 9781596915244
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • A Romance on Three Legs free pdfA Romance on Three Legs

    . Glenn Gould was famous for his obsessions: the scarves, sweaters and fingerless gloves that he wore even on the hottest summer days- his deep fear of germs and illness- the odd wooden "pygmy" chair