Gary Goldschneider

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Gary Goldschneider
Gary Goldschneider (1984).jpg
Gary Goldschneider in a Beethovenmarathon in Amsterdam (1984)
Born (1939-05-22) May 22, 1939 (age 79)
Philadelphia, United States
ResidenceAmsterdam, Netherlands
Alma materYale University
University of Pennsylvania
Spouse(s)Berthe Meijer
Scientific career
Music (pianist)
InfluencesHenry Murray

Gary Goldschneider (born 22 May 1939) is a writer, pianist and composer. Goldschneider has performed several "marathon" piano pieces, such as playing all 32 of Beethoven's sonatas in one sitting.[1][2] On another occasion in Nevada City, California, in 1984, he performed all of Mozart's sonatas in one sitting, only taking three breaks to consume water.[3] This took approximately six hours.[3]


Goldschneider has collaborated with W.P Julian Clef, another "marathon" pianist, during Clef's piano music tour in January 2003.[4] Clef has also studied under Goldschneider.[5]


Goldschneider's published books are:

  • Astrologie Anders, 1989, Gary Goldschneider, Bzztoh publishers, The Hague. Published in Dutch.
  • Wunderkind, 1991, Gary Goldschneider, Bzztoh publishers, The Hague. This is the first volume of four published in Dutch.
  • The Secret Language of Birthdays,[6] 1994, with Joost Elffers and Aron Goldschneider, Penguin Studio Books. ISBN 978-0-670-03261-7
  • The Secret Language of Relationships,[7] 1997, with Joost Elffers, Penguin Studio Books. ISBN 978-0-670-03262-4
  • The Secret Language of Destiny, 1999, with Joost Elffers, Penguin Studio Books. ISBN 0-670-03263-8
  • Charting the Times of Your Life, 2002, Gary Goldschneider, Atria Books. ISBN 0-7434-6049-9[8]
  • The Secret Language of Luck, 2004, Gary Goldschneider, Riverhead. ISBN 1-59448-023-0
  • Personology 2005, Gary Goldschneider, Running Press. ISBN 978-0-7624-2229-6
  • Gary Goldschneider’s Everyday Astrology (How to Make Astrology Work for You)[9]
  • The Astrology Of Time, 2002, Gary Goldschneider Atria. ISBN 0743456939



  1. ^ Page, Tim (July 10, 1983). "Music Notes; Making a Day of Beethoven Sonatas". The New York Times. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Concert pianist claims record". Record-Journal. August 9, 1982. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b "An astounding marathon of Mozart". The Sacramento Bee. August 7, 1984. Retrieved 11 November 2013. (subscription required)
  4. ^ Nandakumar, T. (June 22, 2005). "Julian Clef charms music buffs". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Piano prodigy to perform in capital". The Hindu. April 11, 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Archives | The Dallas Morning News,". 1995-11-05. Retrieved 2013-11-12. (subscription required)
  7. ^ "Healthy Bestsellers". Los Angeles Times. January 11, 1999. Retrieved 11 November 2013. (subscription required)
  8. ^ Charting the Times of Your Life was initially released as a hardcover book entitled The Astrology of Time
  9. ^ 2009, Gary Goldschneider, Quirk Books. ISBN 978-1-59474-408-2

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