Video: Anjani Sings “Crazy To Love You” – 2012 Leonard Cohen-Glenn Gould Prize Gala

Neil Larsen Accompanies Anjani Thomas – Leonard Cohen Tribute

By all accounts, this rendition of “Crazy To Love You” (from the Anjani Thomas-Leonard Cohen Blue Alert album) by Anjani with Neil Larsen on the keyboards, was a high point of the May 14, 2012 Glenn Gould Prize Leonard Cohen tribute concert held in Massey Hall, Toronto.

Note: Originally posted May 17, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen Becomes Ninth Laureate Of Glenn Gould Prize – 2012

glenng Leonard Cohen was honored at the Glenn Gould Prize ceremony held May 14, 2012.  The following excerpt is from the YouTube blurb:

Leonard Cohen was honoured as the Ninth Laureate of the Glenn Gould Prize at a music-filled gala at Massey Hall on Monday night. ZoomerNews Videographer Darrin Maharaj has the details.

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Massey Hall Bulletin Board Update – 2012 Glenn Gould Prize, Toronto

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Arlene Dick captured the 7 AM adjustment of the sign on Massey Hall announcing the Leonard Cohen-Glenn Gould Prize ceremonies scheduled for tonight [at time of original posting]. For comparison, see Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Massey Hall Bulletin Board – 2012 Glenn Gould Prize Toronto

Note: Originally posted May 14, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Massey Hall Bulletin Board – 2012 Glenn Gould Prize Toronto

mh-billboardx-scaled500The modest bulletin board on the front of Massey Hall in Toronto lists the investiture of Leonard Cohen as the Ninth Laureate of the Glenn Gould Prize to be held at that site. (Also see Signs Of Leonard Cohen: Massey Hall Bulletin Board Update – 2012 Glenn Gould Prize, Toronto)

massey-hall-left-billboardx-scaled1000Credit Due Department: Photos taken May 13, 2014 by Arlene Dick

Note: Originally posted May 14, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen’s Acceptance Speech At 2012 Glenn Gould Prize Ceremony

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Leonard Cohen Tells Of Meeting Glenn Gould

Leonard Cohen Acceptance Speech-Glenn Gould Prize Gala Concert
Massey Hall, Toronto: May 14, 2012
Video by Arlene Dick

Update: For related discussion, including details of Leonard Cohen’s interview with Glenn Gould, see Leonard Cohen Wins Hearts As Well As Glenn Gould Prize With Gracious Donation & Speech

Note: Originally posted May 15, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Leonard Cohen & Glenn Gould: “A Canadian Shield Of Soul”

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It makes you wonder. Maybe we’re [Canadians] all wrong about ourselves. Maybe we’re not a timid, tightly trapped between Empires, hesitant and icy. Maybe we’re what Gould and Cohen both were and are – passionate, powerful, ironic, yes… but with something immensely valuable the world responds to: An understanding of depth, of the bedrock of feeling, a Canadian Shield of soul that is quiet and contemplative, enduring.quotedown2

 

From Leonard Cohen and Glenn Gould – An Appreciation by Robert Harris (The Ninth Glenn Gould Prize Program, May 14, 2012).  Update: The original program is no longer online but this segment is quoted in Leonard Cohen: A specialist in longing, loving and losing beautifully by Brad Wheeler (Globe and Mail: May 15, 2012)

Note: Originally posted July 4, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric