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Richard Goode, piano
The Doyen of Great Pianists
Johann Sebastian Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier
Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor, BWV 883
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 884
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 889
Prelude and Fugue in B major, BWV 892
Alban Berg, Piano Sonata No 1
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No 28 in A major, Op. 101
Frédéric Chopin, Nocturne in B major, Op. 62, No 1
Mazurka in B major, Op. 41, No 3
Mazurka in C major, Op. 24, No 2
Mazurka in A-flat major, Op. 59, No 2
Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 50, No 3
Ballade No 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47
Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No 1
Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60
In this day and age when the music world is dominated by talented young performers, mature concert artists add invaluable experience and wisdom to their performances. First achieving distinction as a chamber musician, introspective pianist Richard Goode has subsequently won a large and devoted following as a recitalist, being acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. He has performed in some of the most prestigious venues around Europe and the US. Boasting an extensive discography, Goode is the first American-born pianist to have released a CD set of the complete Beethoven sonatas cycle.
Goode, whose repertoire is anchored in middle-European classics, is equally at home playing Bach’s iconic collection of preludes and fugues, Beethoven’s retrospective Sonata No. 28 or Chopin’s poetic nocturnes, mazurkas, romantic ballads and the challenging barcarolle. Whilst not evading new music, he tends to favour reserved modernism – the Ljubljana programme includes Berg’s piano sonata, a youthful yet exquisite piece with a highly original musical idiom.
Goode’s programme is a well-chosen selection of virtuoso pieces, catering for music connoisseurs and communicating perceptions that stay in the mind.