Since its inception in 1878, Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series at historic Finney Chapel has presented more than 1,000 of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished musicians, conductors, orchestras, chamber ensembles, and composers. On April 9th, the ARS presents pianist Richard Goode!
Richard Goode has been hailed for music making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, recitals in the world’s music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following.
A native of New York, Richard Goode studied with Elvira Szigeti and Claude Frank, with Nadia Reisenberg at the Mannes College of Music, and with Rudolf Serkin at the Curtis Institute. His numerous prizes over the years include the Young Concert Artists Award, First Prize in the Clara Haskil Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize, and a Grammy award for his recording of the Brahms Sonatas with clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. His first public performances of the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas at Kansas City’s Folly Theater and New York’s 92Y in 1987-88 brought him to international attention being hailed by the New York Times as “among the season’s most important and memorable events.” It was later performed with great success at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in 1994 and 1995.
An exclusive Nonesuch recording artist, Goode has made more than two-dozen recordings over the years, ranging from solo and chamber works to lieder and concertos. His latest recording of the five Beethoven concertos with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer was released in 2009 to exceptional critical acclaim, described as “a landmark recording” by the Financial Times and nominated for a Grammy award. His 10-CD set of the complete Beethoven sonatas cycle, the first-ever by an American-born pianist, was nominated for a Grammy and has been ranked among the most distinguished recordings of this repertoire. Other recording highlights include a series of Bach Partitas, a duo recording with Dawn Upshaw, and Mozart piano concertos with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
“Goode’s playing is thrilling from first to last.”—Gramophone
Sonatas by BEETHOVEN
Sonata Opus 10, No. 5 in C minor
Sonata Opus 10, No. 6 in F major
Sonata Opus 10, No. 7 in D major
Sonata Opus 54, No. 22 in F major
Sonata Opus 101, No. 28 in A major
YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfCJj6pwhWc (Beethoven Sonata No. 31 in A-flat, Opus 110, Movement 2).
Ticket Information: $35 public, $30 seniors, military, OC staff, faculty, and alumni, $10 students. All tickets $3 more at the door. On sale Monday, August 29.
By phone: 800-371-0178 or 440-775-8169
Box office: Hall Auditorium (67 N. Main St.), open noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
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