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Beethoven: The Op. 31 Piano Sonatas

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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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    Composed between Beethoven’s early and middle periods, the Opus 31 piano sonatas represent a concerted effort on the composer’s part to break away from classical conventions and establish a singular, unique musical identity. The Washington Post hailed these performances as “world class,” saying that Goode is “completely at home” with these pieces.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Richard Goode, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and Engineered by Max Wilcox
    Op. 31, No. 1 recorded June 1988 and Op. 31, No. 2 recorded October 1983 at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City
    Op. 31, No. 3 recorded August 1986 at RCA Studio A, New York City

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

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Composed between Beethoven’s early and middle periods, the Opus 31 piano sonatas represent a concerted effort on the composer’s part to break away from classical conventions and establish a singular, unique musical identity. The Washington Post hailed these performances as “world class,” saying that Goode is “completely at home” with these pieces.

Description: 

Composed between Beethoven’s early and middle periods, the Opus 31 piano sonatas represent a concerted effort on the composer’s part to break away from classical conventions and establish a singular, unique musical identity. The Washington Post hailed these performances as “world class,” saying that Goode is “completely at home” with these pieces.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and Engineered by Max Wilcox
Op. 31, No. 1 recorded June 1988 and Op. 31, No. 2 recorded October 1983 at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York City
Op. 31, No. 3 recorded August 1986 at RCA Studio A, New York City

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

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79212

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Sunday, October 1, 1989 - 04:00
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CD+MP3
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075597921229BUN
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10.00
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MUSICIANS
Richard Goode, piano

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