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Posted By: AaronSF Goode recital today! - 01/16/05 05:16 PM
I'm going to hear Richard Goode this afternoon at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall. Here's the program:

  • Haydn Sonata in C major (#50)

    Mozart Rondo in A minor (K511)

    Beethoven Sonata in E minor, Op. 90

    Beethoven Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 81a (Les Adieux)

    Debussy Preludes, Book I


Quite a program. Two of my very favorite Beethoven sonatas, one of my favorite Haydn sonatas, and wonderful Debussy. It'll be really interesting to hear Goode playing Debussy -- that's repertoire expansion for a Beethoven specialist!

I'll report back later this evening after the recital.
Posted By: pianojerome Re: Goode recital today! - 01/16/05 05:30 PM
I wish I were going. Hope it will be a Goode recital! laugh
Posted By: PianoBeast10489 Re: Goode recital today! - 01/16/05 05:42 PM
I love those Beethoven Sonatas too! That is a really good program. I hope you like it.
Posted By: pianoloverus Re: Goode recital today! - 01/16/05 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by AaronSF:
It'll be really interesting to hear Goode playing Debussy -- that's repertoire expansion for a Beethoven specialist!

I'll report back later this evening after the recital.
I heard Goode several times in recital and in at least one master class. I thought each recital was terrific. I think he has actually played quite a bit of Debussy before, since I remember hearing it both recitals.
Posted By: EHpianist Re: Goode recital today! - 01/16/05 07:10 PM
For a moment I thought this post was about you having had a good recital!

Elena
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Posted By: signa Re: Goode recital today! - 01/16/05 07:38 PM
it's a great program. wish i'd be there.
Posted By: Auntie Lynn Re: Goode recital today! - 01/16/05 09:18 PM
But the guy looks like an unmade bed. I have been to a number of his recitals and cannot get past the eye pollution...
Posted By: AaronSF Re: Goode recital today! - 01/17/05 12:58 AM
Just got back from the recital, and it was great, especially the Beethoven. He takes the second movement of Op. 90 a little fast for my taste, but that's OK. Les Adieux was tremendous. The Haydn was joyous and playful. The Debussy was beautifully rendered. Goode is, it seems to me, a very un-egotistical pianist. He appears to be a conduit for the composer and the music, getting himself out of the way, and letting the music speak for itself.

Which may be a round-about way to say he's not a showman, he doesn't have huge stage presence, but his musicianship is impeccable and his technique is a truly beautiful thing to watch. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon!

He played one encore, a Chopin nocturne -- Op. 55, No. 2, which is heartbreakingly beautiful.
Posted By: signa Re: Goode recital today! - 01/17/05 01:17 AM
it sounds you had a great time there. i'd love to hear op.90 live.
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