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Richard Goode  piano

Richard Goode sets expectations high as one of the finest current exponents of Beethoven, who also ventures into Chopin territory.

Richard Goode © Steve Riskind

Programme

Berg Sonata op. 1
Beethoven Sonata No. 28 op. 101
Chopin Nocturne op. 62 No. 1, Mazurka op. 41 No. 2, Mazurka op. 24 No. 2, Mazurka op. 59 No. 2, Mazurka op. 50 No. 3, Ballade No. 3 op. 47, Nocturne op. 27 No. 1,
Barcarolle op. 60

One of this century’s great masters of Beethoven, trained by none other than Rudolf Serkin. Other performers are transfigured when they play, but he simply embodies the work, and that is sufficient. His huge presence is mesmeric and imagination is superfluous. At the age of 74, Richard Goode’s legendary energy remains undimmed, as does the quasi-martial authority which he displays at the keyboard. His unmannered, densely symphonic piano playing is reminiscent of a painting by Géricault. This Berg-Beethoven pairing sets expectations infinitely high for intoxicating and ecstatic experience, but it is proceeded by more earthly pleasures: a Ballade, Mazurkas, a Barcarolle. We are curious to hear Goode play this Chopin repertoire to which he has gravitated late in his career, with its myriad of contradictory details which must be tastefully balanced.

  Atelier Jeune Public Comme au cinéma

Unnumbered seating
Under 9 : Free ticket to collect at the control desk on the morning of the concert
Coréalisation Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

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