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Glenn Gould
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    (September 25, 1932-October 4, 1982)
    Specialized in works of Johann Sebastian Bach
    He hated performing in public, and retired from the concert hall at age 31.
    He thought Mozart was a terrible composer.
    He sang and groaned along with his playing, even on his recordings.
    He always played while sitting on a miniature chair with no seat.
    He always wore gloves.
    He was a hypochondriac.
    He once sued a piano company because one of its employees had shaken his hand too roughly.
    His posture was horrible.
    Some consider him the greatest interpreter of Bach who ever lived.
    He was fiercely intelligent.
    He always did things his own way.
    He died of a massive stroke at age 50.
    An excellent movie about his life ('32 Short Films About Glenn Gould') was made in 1993.

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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