Richard Goode, piano
Friday, October 10, 2014 | 8:00 pm
One of America’s finest concert pianists, Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness. Celebrated for his “fluid, often tempestuous performances” (New York Times), Goode’s prodigious gifts will be shown to their best advantage in the acoustically pure setting of Baldwin Auditorium.
Goode’s program opens with Beethoven’s Sonata in G Major, op. 14, no. 2, a lively and lyrical work with touches of charming humor. Goode then turns to two turbulent late sonatas of Schubert, which showcase the composer’s adventurous harmonies and mature development. Between the Schubert sonatas, Goode plays Schoenberg’s Six Little Piano Pieces, a series of splendid miniatures lasting just five minutes.
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 10 in G Major, op. 14, no. 2
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 19 in C Minor, D. 958
Schoenberg: Six Little Piano Pieces, op. 19
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959