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Bach: Partitas Nos. 1, 3, & 6

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  • Richard Goode's Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas, first released on Nonesuch in 1993 and nominated for a Grammy Award, is available once again on CD, now at a new, lower price. The box set includes ten individual CD sleeves and a forty-page booklet with the original liner note by the late musicologist Michael Steinberg. "An outstanding set," exclaims the New York Times. "It is hard to think of any other artist at once technically, temperamentally and intellectually as suited to the challenges of these sonatas." The Guardian calls it "superb." Gramophone says it's "one of the finest interpretations ever put on record."

  • Richard Goode, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, and conductor Iván Fischer tour the US with music from their Nonesuch recording of the complete Beethoven piano concertos for the first time. The all-Beethoven program, which varies from night to night, pairs either concerto No. 2 or 4 with two symphonies per night, from among No. 1, 5, 8, and 9. The concerts begin at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark this Saturday, followed by Lincoln Center in New York City, Chicago Symphony Center, Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium, and Boston Symphony Hall.

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    “**** Exquisite renditions …There is no other performer who can make Bach’s music ring out on the piano with such lean and sinewy strength, such blinding translucence or such tender grace … His artistry is that rare blend in which a probing analytical intelligence is joined to a profound mastery of tone, color and phrasing.” —San Francisco Chronicle, on Goode’s Bach Partitas Nos. 2, 4 and 5

    For more than 20 years, Richard Goode has kept the music of Bach an active part of his concert repertory. But it was not until 1999 that he committed any of the composer’s music to recording, with the release of Bach’s Partitas Nos. 2, 4, and 5 on Nonesuch. The results placed him on the cover of Gramophone magazine for the first time in his career and garnered great critical acclaim, including Washington Post writer Philip Kennicott's calling the performances “second to none.”

    This second Goode collection of Bach works completes the set of six Partitas with BWV nos. 825, 827, and 830. Together they constitute Bach’s official Opus One, published when he was in his 40s. Bach went on to write 30 such sets of these dance music suites, an exceptionally popular genre at the time, and it could be argued that these are compositionally the most ambitious and richest of them all. Partita No. 6 is regarded, along with the Goldberg Variations and Chromatic Variations, as the peak of his writing for solo harpsichord.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Richard Goode, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
    Recorded June 19-21, 2002 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC
    Recording engineer: Dirk Sobotka, SoundByte Productions, NYC

    Design by Doyle Partners
    Photographs by Michael Wilson

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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World-renowned pianist Goode completes his exploration of Bach's partitas with this companion to his 1999 recording of partitas nos. 2, 3, & 5. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune praised Goode's "easy pacing and clarity of line ... [T]his music clears the mind and quiets the spirit."

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“**** Exquisite renditions …There is no other performer who can make Bach’s music ring out on the piano with such lean and sinewy strength, such blinding translucence or such tender grace … His artistry is that rare blend in which a probing analytical intelligence is joined to a profound mastery of tone, color and phrasing.” —San Francisco Chronicle, on Goode’s Bach Partitas Nos. 2, 4 and 5

For more than 20 years, Richard Goode has kept the music of Bach an active part of his concert repertory. But it was not until 1999 that he committed any of the composer’s music to recording, with the release of Bach’s Partitas Nos. 2, 4, and 5 on Nonesuch. The results placed him on the cover of Gramophone magazine for the first time in his career and garnered great critical acclaim, including Washington Post writer Philip Kennicott's calling the performances “second to none.”

This second Goode collection of Bach works completes the set of six Partitas with BWV nos. 825, 827, and 830. Together they constitute Bach’s official Opus One, published when he was in his 40s. Bach went on to write 30 such sets of these dance music suites, an exceptionally popular genre at the time, and it could be argued that these are compositionally the most ambitious and richest of them all. Partita No. 6 is regarded, along with the Goldberg Variations and Chromatic Variations, as the peak of his writing for solo harpsichord.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
Recorded June 19-21, 2002 at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC
Recording engineer: Dirk Sobotka, SoundByte Productions, NYC

Design by Doyle Partners
Photographs by Michael Wilson

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79698

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