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Beethoven: The Complete Sonatas

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  • 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.

  • The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA has announced its 2015–16 season, and featured among the artists performing this season are several artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Randy Newman, Sam Amidon, Richard Goode, and Rokia Traoré. The season also includes works by Steve Reich, as part of a celebration of choreographer Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker, and the West Coast premiere of a new work by Timo Andres.

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    Richard Goode's Grammy-nominated, 10-disc set of the complete Beethoven sonatas was the first by an American-born musician. "His accounts of the piano sonatas in concert and on disc," says The Guardian, "are performances to which one can return without fear of finding them stale. They lack mannerisms and any sense of a performing ego trying to insinuate itself between the music and listener—the same selfless gift that his teacher Rudolf Serkin exemplified.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Richard Goode, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox

    Recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
    except sonatas 1, 4, 18, 30, 31, 32 recorded at RCA Studio A, New York City

    Sonatas 1, 4, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32 recorded in collaboration with Book-of-the-Month-Club Records, a division of Book-of-the-Month-Club, Inc.

    Released previously: sonatas 5-7 (on Elektra Nonesuch 79213); sonatas 16-18 (on 79212); sonatas 28-32 (on 79211)

    Design by Henrietta Condak
    Photograph by Joel Meyerowitz

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Goode's Grammy-nominated, 10-disc set of the complete Beethoven sonatas, says The Guardian, "are performances to which one can return without fear of finding them stale. They lack mannerisms and any sense of a performing ego trying to insinuate itself between the music and listener-—the same selfless gift that his teacher Rudolf Serkin exemplified.”

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Richard Goode's Grammy-nominated, 10-disc set of the complete Beethoven sonatas was the first by an American-born musician. "His accounts of the piano sonatas in concert and on disc," says The Guardian, "are performances to which one can return without fear of finding them stale. They lack mannerisms and any sense of a performing ego trying to insinuate itself between the music and listener—the same selfless gift that his teacher Rudolf Serkin exemplified.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox

Recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
except sonatas 1, 4, 18, 30, 31, 32 recorded at RCA Studio A, New York City

Sonatas 1, 4, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32 recorded in collaboration with Book-of-the-Month-Club Records, a division of Book-of-the-Month-Club, Inc.

Released previously: sonatas 5-7 (on Elektra Nonesuch 79213); sonatas 16-18 (on 79212); sonatas 28-32 (on 79211)

Design by Henrietta Condak
Photograph by Joel Meyerowitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79328

Number of Discs in Set: 
10discs
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MUSICIANS
Richard Goode, piano

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