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    Financial Times: Five Stars for Richard Goode's "Landmark Recording of the Beethoven Concertos"

    Today marks the release of Richard Goode's first-ever recording of the complete Beethoven piano concertos, with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván Fischer. In a perfect five-star review of the recording—the first by an American in nearly 20 years—the Financial Times declares it a "landmark recording of the Beethoven concertos." The review continues: "Goode makes the familiar sound unexpectedly fresh. He plays without mannerism, without stylistic quirks, without making anything sound predictable."

    The Independent gives the three-disc set five stars as well, and the New York Times, in a profile of the pianist, recently praised "his fastidious musicianship, infallible fingers, warming spirit and vital connection to the living traditions set down by his predecessors."

    Tonight, Goode will perform in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, delving outside the Beethoven repertoire and into works by Bach, including The Well-Tempered Clavier, and Chopin, featuring the mazurkas and the Polonaise-fantaisie. For complete program and ticket information, visit carnegiehall.org.

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Financial Times: Five Stars for Richard Goode's "Landmark Recording of the Beethoven Concertos"

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Today marks the release of Richard Goode's first-ever recording of the complete Beethoven piano concertos, with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván Fischer. In a perfect five-star review of the recording, the Financial Times declares it a "landmark recording of the Beethoven concertos." The review continues: "Goode makes the familiar sound unexpectedly fresh. He plays without mannerism, without stylistic quirks, without making anything sound predictable." Goode performs solo works by Bach and Chopin tonight at Carnegie Hall.

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Today marks the release of Richard Goode's first-ever recording of the complete Beethoven piano concertos, with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván Fischer. In a perfect five-star review of the recording—the first by an American in nearly 20 years—the Financial Times declares it a "landmark recording of the Beethoven concertos." The review continues: "Goode makes the familiar sound unexpectedly fresh. He plays without mannerism, without stylistic quirks, without making anything sound predictable."

The Independent gives the three-disc set five stars as well, and the New York Times, in a profile of the pianist, recently praised "his fastidious musicianship, infallible fingers, warming spirit and vital connection to the living traditions set down by his predecessors."

Tonight, Goode will perform in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, delving outside the Beethoven repertoire and into works by Bach, including The Well-Tempered Clavier, and Chopin, featuring the mazurkas and the Polonaise-fantaisie. For complete program and ticket information, visit carnegiehall.org.

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