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Glenn Gould on the purpose of art

Photo of Glenn Gould Mural in Brussels, Belgium. Image Credit: Kim Eriksson, via Flickr/CC.
Photo of Glenn Gould Mural in Brussels, Belgium. Image Credit: Kim Eriksson, via Flickr/CC.

The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but rather the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.

– Glenn Gould
from the liner notes for A State of Wonder: The Complete Goldberg Variations 1955 & 1981

Listen to Glenn Gould play the Aria from the Goldberg Variations

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