Feb 09, 2013
By Bob Sheppard
Legendary Toronto pianist Glenn Gould is to be honoured with a posthumous lifetime achievement award tonight (Saturday) at a Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles.
Others who will receive the accolade include folksinger Carole King and sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, who died last year.
Gould who died in 1982 joins a select group of Canadians who’ve been given the prestigious prize.
The pianist’s former lawyer and the sole executor of his estate, Stephen Posen, was to accept the prize at the historic Wilshire Ebell Theater Gould’s behalf.
Coincidentally, that’s the same venue where Gould played his final public performance on April 10, 1964.
Posen says his former acquaintance would have been “amused” by the honour but also deeply touched.
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