Richard Goode

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Richard Goode (b. June 1, 1943) is an American classical pianist, especially known for his interpretations of Mozart and Beethoven and of other chamber music.

Early life[edit]

Goode was born in East Bronx, New York. He studied piano with Elvira Szigeti, Claude Frank, Nadia Reisenberg at Mannes College - The New School for Music (where he is a faculty member),[1] and Rudolf Serkin and Mieczysław Horszowski at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Career[edit]

He has made many recordings, including several Mozart Piano Concerti with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the music of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Bach. Goode was the first American-born pianist to record the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas. He regularly appears at the world's leading venues.[2] With Dame Mitsuko Uchida, he is Co-Artistic Director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival. He premiered works written for him by Carlos Chávez, George Perle, Robert Helps and others. His chamber-music partners included Dawn Upshaw, Richard Stoltzman and Alexander Schneider. Goode married violinist Marcia Weinfeld.[3]

A literary portrait of Richard Goode appears in David Blum's book, Quintet: Five Journeys toward Musical Fulfillment (Cornell University Press, 1999). It originally appeared as an article in the 29 June 1992 issue of The New Yorker.

Recognition[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Benita Valente, Richard Goode / Mozart • Schubert • Brahms • Hugo Wolf. - Benita Valente Sings Mozart Schubert Brahms Wolf (LP). Desmar, Telefunken. 1976
  • Robert Schumann - Richard Goode - Humoreske, Op. 20 / Fantasia In C, Op. 17 Nonesuch. 1981
  • Richard Stoltzman, Richard Goode - Brahms* - The Sonatas For Clarinet And Piano, Op. 120 RCA Red Seal. 1982
  • Franz Schubert - Richard Goode - Sonata In A Major, D. 959 / Klavierstück In E Flat Minor, D. 946, No. 1 Nonesuch. 1985
  • George Perle - Richard Goode, Music Today Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz - Serenade No. 3 For Piano And Chamber Orchestra / Ballade / Concertino For Piano, Winds And Timpani. Nonesuch. 1985
  • Franz Schubert, Richard Goode - Schubert: Sonata In B-Flat Major, D. 960 Opus Posthumous • Allegretto D. 915 • Impromptu D. 935 No. 2 Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records. 1985
  • Richard Goode / Johannes Brahms - Richard Goode Plays Brahms Elektra Nonesuch. 1987 Beethoven, Late Sonatas, Opus 101, 106 ( Hammerklavier ), 109, 110, 111 (2xLP, Album) Nonesuch Digital. 1988
  • Schumann, Kathleen Battle, John Aler, Charles Wadsworth, Richard Goode - Spanische Liebeslider, Andante And Variations, Piano Quartet (CD) ASV Digital. 1988
  • Richard Stoltzman / Richard Goode : Schumann* / Schubert* - Fantasiestücke, Op. 73, 3 Romances, Op. 94 / 2 Sonatinas, D. 384, 385 (Cass, CrO) RCA Victor Red Seal. 1988
  • Richard Stoltzman, Richard Goode, Lucy Chapman Stoltzman* - Bartok - Contrasts; Stravinsky - L'Histoire Du Soldat - Suite; Ives - Largo; Songs (Cass, Album). RCA Victor Red Seal. 1990
  • Franz Schubert - Richard Goode - Sonata In C Minor, D. 958 • Ländler, Op. 171, D. 790 Elektra Nonesuch. 1992
  • Mozart - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos No. 18 & 20 (CD, Album) Nonesuch. 1996
  • Chopin (CD, Album) Nonesuch. 1997 Mozart - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos No. 25 & 9 Nonesuch. 1998
  • Richard Goode / Johann Sebastian Bach - Bach Partitas Nos. 4, 2, And 5 Nonesuch. 1999 Mozart - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos No. 23 & 24 (CD, Album) Nonesuch. 1999
  • Mozart - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos (No. 27 In B-flat Major, K.595 / No. 19 In F Major K.459) (CD) Nonesuch. 2000
  • Bach Partitas Nos. 1, 3 & 6 Nonesuch. 2003 Mozart Nonesuch. 2005
  • Beethoven, Richard Goode, Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra - The Five Piano Concertos (3xCD + Box) Nonesuch. 2009
  • Mozart - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos (No. 17 In G, K.453 / No. 23 In A, K.488) (CD, Album) Nonesuch - 9 79042-2
  • Beethoven, Richard Goode - The Complete Sonatas (10xCD + Box) Elektra Nonesuch, Book-Of-The-Month Records - 9 79328-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Crawford, Trish. "As time goes by, they keep on going: Great performers, still active past 65, live for their art, audiences and applause". Toronto Star, 10 April 2014.
  3. ^ Richard Goode biography
  4. ^ Leading clarinetist to receive Sanford Medal Archived 2012-07-29 at the Wayback Machine.

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