The extraordinarily talented Canadian pianist Glenn Gould defined ecstasy as a "delicate thread binding together music, performance, performer and listener in a web of shared awareness, of innerness."
Brilliant but ...展开controversial, Gould did not always enjoy unanimous support, and his performances were occasionally criticized. Marded by obsessive behavior and at times considered cold and distant, he was nonetheless a favorable influence for many people.
Extasis helps us better understand Glenn Gould the man, and Glenn Gould the musician, In addition to recalling different stages of hid life, the film focuses in particular on the passions he was capable of unleashing as well as on the sensitivity and intensity which this eminent musician would draw on to "recerate" the works he was performing.
Combining images and music, this remarkable documentary almost brings back to life one of the greatest pianists of all times.
Includes special bonus performance footage of Fantasy for Organ by Sweelinck.