Bazzana holds a PhD in music history from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in musicology and performance practice from Stanford University.
His two books about Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, Glenn Gould: The Performer in the Work -- A Study in Performance Practice, and Wondrous Strange: The Life and Art of Glenn Gould, established him as one of the world experts on Gould. In 2007 he published Lost Genius, a biography of eccentric Hungarian-American pianist Ervin Nyiregyhazi.
He has taught and written extensively about classical music for more than 20 years. Look for his column Thursdays in the Go section