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Beethoven: The Late 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.

  • About This Album

    This double album features the five piano sonatas composed during Beethoven’s “late period,” in which personal turmoil forced a stylistic shift towards more challenging, introspective pieces. The New York Times described Goode’s performances here as “remarkable” and “surprisingly intimate,” praising his playing both for its “organic naturalness” and “unerringly lyric sensibility.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Richard Goode, piano
     

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
    Recorded August 1986 at RCA Studio “A,” and June and July 1988 at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: M&Co., New York
    Photography by Chris Callis

     

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Friday, April 14, 1989 - 04:00
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This double album features the five piano sonatas composed during Beethoven’s “late period,” in which personal turmoil forced a stylistic shift towards more challenging, introspective pieces. The New York Times described Goode’s performances here as “remarkable” and “surprisingly intimate,” praising his playing both for its “organic naturalness” and “unerringly lyric sensibility.”

Description: 

This double album features the five piano sonatas composed during Beethoven’s “late period,” in which personal turmoil forced a stylistic shift towards more challenging, introspective pieces. The New York Times described Goode’s performances here as “remarkable” and “surprisingly intimate,” praising his playing both for its “organic naturalness” and “unerringly lyric sensibility.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
Recorded August 1986 at RCA Studio “A,” and June and July 1988 at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: M&Co., New York
Photography by Chris Callis

 

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79211

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
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Saturday, April 1, 1989 - 05:00
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CD+MP3
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075597921120BUN
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24.00
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MP3
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603497127962
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20.00
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MUSICIANS
Richard Goode, piano
 

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