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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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    “By giving the impression of being so strongly under music’s spell, [Goode] traps you, too. It’s so strong a sensation, and so exhilarating, that, as when finishing a ski run or a roller-coaster ride, you want it all over again no matter how dizzying or frightening the experience.” —Los Angeles Times

    Pianist Richard Goode’s newest album of solo performances, Mozart, was released in April 2005. The collection of Mozart sonatas and seldom-heard short works was recorded in New York City during 2003 and 2004. Included on the record are the Sonata in A minor, K. 310; March in C Major, K. 408; Courante in E-flat Major, K. 399; Gigue in G Major, K. 574; Rondo in A minor, K. 511; and Sonata in F Major, K. 533/494.

    Goode returns to his two-decade-long exploration of Mozart’s works after releasing the second of two critically acclaimed Bach partitas CDs in 2003. The record was selected as Record of the Month by Gramophone magazine, and The Observer said, “Goode shows complete mastery of these fiendishly difficult pieces.”

    Over the course of two-dozen recordings, Goode has devoted albums to works by Chopin, Brahms, and Schubert and has become renowned as an interpreter of Beethoven, receiving a Grammy nomination for his 1993 recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas—the first by an American pianist. His five discs of Mozart piano concerti—recorded in collaboration with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra—were not only hailed by critics but have proven to be among the most commercially successful Mozart recordings by any contemporary artist.

    As a performer, Goode maintains a vigorous touring schedule. Of his live performance, the Financial Times has remarked, “His technique is so perfectly honed that we never notice it; it serves simply to render Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy limpid and luminous.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Richard Goode, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
    Recorded June 19-21, 2003, and March 9, 2004, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
    Recording Engineers: Nelson Wong and David Zinman, SoundByte Productions, Inc., New York City

    Design by Evan Gaffney Design
    Photography by Michael Wilson

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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On this solo set, celebrated pianist Goode performs Mozart sonatas and seldom-heard short works. ”Hearing him play,” says Salon, “you feel in the presence of someone who is exploring the deepest, most secret and subtle elements of music.”

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“By giving the impression of being so strongly under music’s spell, [Goode] traps you, too. It’s so strong a sensation, and so exhilarating, that, as when finishing a ski run or a roller-coaster ride, you want it all over again no matter how dizzying or frightening the experience.” —Los Angeles Times

Pianist Richard Goode’s newest album of solo performances, Mozart, was released in April 2005. The collection of Mozart sonatas and seldom-heard short works was recorded in New York City during 2003 and 2004. Included on the record are the Sonata in A minor, K. 310; March in C Major, K. 408; Courante in E-flat Major, K. 399; Gigue in G Major, K. 574; Rondo in A minor, K. 511; and Sonata in F Major, K. 533/494.

Goode returns to his two-decade-long exploration of Mozart’s works after releasing the second of two critically acclaimed Bach partitas CDs in 2003. The record was selected as Record of the Month by Gramophone magazine, and The Observer said, “Goode shows complete mastery of these fiendishly difficult pieces.”

Over the course of two-dozen recordings, Goode has devoted albums to works by Chopin, Brahms, and Schubert and has become renowned as an interpreter of Beethoven, receiving a Grammy nomination for his 1993 recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas—the first by an American pianist. His five discs of Mozart piano concerti—recorded in collaboration with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra—were not only hailed by critics but have proven to be among the most commercially successful Mozart recordings by any contemporary artist.

As a performer, Goode maintains a vigorous touring schedule. Of his live performance, the Financial Times has remarked, “His technique is so perfectly honed that we never notice it; it serves simply to render Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy limpid and luminous.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced and engineered by Max Wilcox
Recorded June 19-21, 2003, and March 9, 2004, at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City
Recording Engineers: Nelson Wong and David Zinman, SoundByte Productions, Inc., New York City

Design by Evan Gaffney Design
Photography by Michael Wilson

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79831

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