glenn gould

“march 1955, columbia recording studio, ny — canadian pianist glenn gould playing concert grand piano, as he records the bach goldberg variations.  the sound engineers & director are following score as they look on from glassed in booth.  note the boomed mike doubling as gould’s coatrack.

“march 1955, columbia recording studio, ny — close-up of 22 yr old canadian pianist glenn gould’s hands while he removes the two layers of gloves he wears even (in the summer) to keep his hands supple for performing.”

all photograph by gordon parks for LIFE, through the selvedge yard by pp.