Musical Theater
Glenn Gould vs. Glenn Gould

A Musical
Theatre Performance

Posted on 09.11.2015


Guest Performance
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
Großes Haus
Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, 19.30 h

Danny Exnar and Christopher Robson
Gert Pfafferodt
Bernd Zimmer
Mark Zipperlein
Anna Paniccia
henglein&steets, München



Glenn Gould is a legend, the “James Dean of classical music“. He ignores Schubert, speaks condescendingly on Mozart, attacks Beethoven, and at age 22 his recording of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations“ catapults him into international stardom. Seven years later, at the very peak of his fame, Gould decides to abandon the concert hall for good; a step marking the beginning of an unprecedented musical career.

Gert Pfafferodt puts the ingenious and eccentric pianist on stage. And he is far from intending a biographical narration, rather he illuminates the various facets of the person Glenn Gould – “Variations on Glenn Gould”, so to speak. The performers and their directing team created a thrilling evening which not only presents all the music live, but captivates “with ironic subtlety” and “a lot of humour”, according to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

      Thanks to:

  • Glenn Gould Estate, Toronto

  • Piano: Yamaha Music Europe GmbH

  • Glenn Gould Chair: Pianohaus Zechlin GmbH

  • Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH