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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 18 & 20

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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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    Pianist Richard Goode and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, whose first performance at Carnegie Hall in 1980 was hailed as “an extraordinary musical experience” by the New York Times, came together for this first recording in a series of Mozart concertos to be released on Nonesuch. The recording, featuring the great Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466, paired with the Concerto No. 18 in B-flat Major, K. 456, received Gramophone magazine’s Record of the Month award in April 1997, was voted Stereo Review’s Record of the Year, and was nominated for a Grammy Award. The New York Times described Goode’s performance of Concerto No. 20 on this disc as “temperamental and dramatic … a darkly Beethovenian interpretation of one of Mozart’s most Beethovenian works.”

    The Goode/Orpheus Mozart project has continued to receive widespread international recognition since the inaugural release. The second recording in this series, which includes Mozart concertos Nos. 25 and 9, was described by David Mermelstein of the New York Times as "fresh, energetic Mozart certain to tickle the fancy of anyone who delights in inspired music-making. Mr. Goode is an esteemed artist, technically adept and intellectually rigorous …On this disk, his efforts are a constant joy.” The third release in the series, a recording of the Mozart concertos Nos. 23 and 24, was described by The New Yorker as “intense performances of profound pieces.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Richard Goode, piano
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Max Wilcox
    Recorded June 1996 at the Manhattan Center, New York City
    Engineered by Max Wilcox and Paul Zinman

    Design by Colleen Meade
    Photographs by John Halpern

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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This first recording in a series of Goode/Orpheus Mozart concertos on Nonesuch was voted Stereo Review’s Record of the Year and nominated for a Grammy. The New York Times described Goode’s performance of Concerto No. 20 as “temperamental and dramatic … a darkly Beethovenian interpretation of one of Mozart’s most Beethovenian works.”

Description: 

Pianist Richard Goode and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, whose first performance at Carnegie Hall in 1980 was hailed as “an extraordinary musical experience” by the New York Times, came together for this first recording in a series of Mozart concertos to be released on Nonesuch. The recording, featuring the great Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466, paired with the Concerto No. 18 in B-flat Major, K. 456, received Gramophone magazine’s Record of the Month award in April 1997, was voted Stereo Review’s Record of the Year, and was nominated for a Grammy Award. The New York Times described Goode’s performance of Concerto No. 20 on this disc as “temperamental and dramatic … a darkly Beethovenian interpretation of one of Mozart’s most Beethovenian works.”

The Goode/Orpheus Mozart project has continued to receive widespread international recognition since the inaugural release. The second recording in this series, which includes Mozart concertos Nos. 25 and 9, was described by David Mermelstein of the New York Times as "fresh, energetic Mozart certain to tickle the fancy of anyone who delights in inspired music-making. Mr. Goode is an esteemed artist, technically adept and intellectually rigorous …On this disk, his efforts are a constant joy.” The third release in the series, a recording of the Mozart concertos Nos. 23 and 24, was described by The New Yorker as “intense performances of profound pieces.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Max Wilcox
Recorded June 1996 at the Manhattan Center, New York City
Engineered by Max Wilcox and Paul Zinman

Design by Colleen Meade
Photographs by John Halpern

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79439

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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MUSICIANS
Richard Goode, piano
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

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