Touched by greatness

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6950.343d (Published 30 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:343
  1. B Charlton
  1. Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH.

    EDITOR, - My heart sank when I saw the review of Thirty-two short films about Glenn Gould.1 It is a tragedy when musical genius is subjected to ignorant psychobabble and demoted to the status of a mere instance of mental pathology. I would like to set the record straight.

    Glenn Gould was a renaissance man of the McLuhan age. In addition to his transcendent pianistic …

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