Gary Goldschneider

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Gary Goldschneider
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Gary Goldschneider in a Beethoven marathon in Amsterdam (1984)
Born (1939-05-22) May 22, 1939 (age 80)
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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