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    Pianist Richard Goode presents an all-Chopin recital, affording listeners a rare opportunity to hear another side of Goode, who has been widely acknowledged as one of today's leading interpreters of the music of Beethoven and Schubert. The disc includes performances of the Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61, in A-flat Major; the Nocturne, Op. 55, No. 2; the Scherzo, Op. 54 in E Major; the Barcarolle, Op. 60, in F-sharp Major; and five Mazurkas: Op. 7, No. 3 in F Minor; Op. 41, No. 3 in A-flat Major; Op. 17 No. 1 in B-flat Major; Op. 17, No. 2 in E Minor; and Op. 17, No. 4 in A Minor.

    In 1995, Goode spent a year-long sabbatical with the music of Chopin, and of the experience says, “I immersed myself in Chopin as I had in Beethoven. It is equivalent to learning a language. It educates you to a different way of playing piano.” The critical response to his concert performances of Chopin had already been well documented: Allan Ulrich (San Francisco Examiner) commented on the "exploratory, spontaneous charge" that Goode brought to the music, while James Oestreich (New York Times) noted Goode's "wonderful perspicacity" in "a torrent of Chopin." John von Rhein (Chicago Tribune) said in a concert review, “Goode rose splendidly to the big heroic pages of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantasie."

    With this recording, listeners have the chance to rediscover Chopin in much the same way the artist has. As Goode has remarked, “There’s a quality of ecstasy in Chopin and in late Beethoven. That’s something Beethoven learned to have and that Chopin had from the beginning.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Richard Goode, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and Engineered by Max Wilcox
    Recorded Jun 1996 and Jun 1997 at the American Academy of Arts and letters, New York City
    Recording Engineer: Nelson Wong, Sound Byte Productions Inc., New York City
    Hamburg Steinway and technical services provided by Mary Schwendeman

    Design by Merideth Harte for 27.12 design, ltd., New York City

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, October 24, 1997 (All day)
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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79452

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
49
144
Wednesday, October 1, 1997 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Richard Goode
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597945225BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497128266
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

Pianist Richard Goode presents an all-Chopin recital, affording listeners a rare opportunity to hear another side of Goode, who has been widely acknowledged as one of today's leading interpreters of the music of Beethoven and Schubert. The disc includes performances of the Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61, in A-flat Major; the Nocturne, Op. 55, No. 2; the Scherzo, Op. 54 in E Major; the Barcarolle, Op. 60, in F-sharp Major; and five Mazurkas: Op. 7, No. 3 in F Minor; Op. 41, No. 3 in A-flat Major; Op. 17 No. 1 in B-flat Major; Op. 17, No. 2 in E Minor; and Op. 17, No. 4 in A Minor.

In 1995, Goode spent a year-long sabbatical with the music of Chopin, and of the experience says, “I immersed myself in Chopin as I had in Beethoven. It is equivalent to learning a language. It educates you to a different way of playing piano.” The critical response to his concert performances of Chopin had already been well documented: Allan Ulrich (San Francisco Examiner) commented on the "exploratory, spontaneous charge" that Goode brought to the music, while James Oestreich (New York Times) noted Goode's "wonderful perspicacity" in "a torrent of Chopin." John von Rhein (Chicago Tribune) said in a concert review, “Goode rose splendidly to the big heroic pages of Chopin's Polonaise-Fantasie."

With this recording, listeners have the chance to rediscover Chopin in much the same way the artist has. As Goode has remarked, “There’s a quality of ecstasy in Chopin and in late Beethoven. That’s something Beethoven learned to have and that Chopin had from the beginning.”

DescriptionExcerpt: 

In 1995, Goode spent a year-long sabbatical with the music of Chopin. With this recording, listeners have the chance to rediscover Chopin in much the same way the artist did. As Goode has remarked, “There’s a quality of ecstasy in Chopin and in late Beethoven. That’s something Beethoven learned to have and that Chopin had from the beginning.”

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Richard Goode, piano

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and Engineered by Max Wilcox
Recorded Jun 1996 and Jun 1997 at the American Academy of Arts and letters, New York City
Recording Engineer: Nelson Wong, Sound Byte Productions Inc., New York City
Hamburg Steinway and technical services provided by Mary Schwendeman

Design by Merideth Harte for 27.12 design, ltd., New York City

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz