Oddly enough - though everything about Glenn Gould was odd - Gould was none of the above.
Though the Bible of classical music, The Penguin Guide, seldom bestows more than two stars on Glenn Gould's CDs, Sviatoslav Richter -arguably the greatest all-around pianist of the second half of the Twentieth Century - considered Gould a genius of the keyboard.
In fact, after hearing Gould, Richter refused to record "The Goldberg Variations."
Gould was a superb raconteur and writer as well. Some epigrams:
"One does not play the piano with one's fingers, one plays the piano with one's mind."
"Isolation is the one sure way to human happiness."
"The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."