Inside the Concert with Naomi Lewin: Stewart Goodyear - 92Y, New York

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Inside the Concert with Naomi Lewin: Stewart Goodyear

Naomi Lewin and Stewart Goodyear

Former WQXR host Naomi Lewin moderates a series of conversations with renowned artists featured in 92Y’s current concert season, exploring and illuminating the works they’ll be performing on our stage.

Join renowned pianist and Beethoven specialist Stewart Goodyear, as he talks with Naomi Lewin ahead of the May 26 recital that will close our spring concert season – his performance of sonatas from Beethoven’s early, middle and late periods. Goodyear has earned international acclaim for his epic performances of all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas in a single day – an undertaking considered the “Mount Everest” of music. Goodyear reflects on his journey with this music, which began at age three as a young prodigy riveted by Beethoven’s iconic sonatas. He talks about why he performs the works in what he calls a “Sonatathon,” explaining that the only way to truly present Beethoven’s vision is to perform the sonatas in their complete form: “What makes the sonatas even more powerful is putting them into the context of what came before and after.” Goodyear and Lewin explore the three works he’ll perform on our stage – Sonatas Op. 28, “Pastorale,” the folk-inflected Op. 79, and the groundbreaking final sonata, Op. 111 – as Goodyear shares why he chose these three for this concert, performs passages to illustrate his points, and more.

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Naomi Lewin

Naomi Lewin is the former host of weekday afternoon music on WQXR, and of the podcast Conducting Business. Before that, she was midday host at WGUC in Cincinnati, where she created the award-winning weekly program Classics for Kids, which airs on radio stations across the country. She has produced music programs and arts reports for NPR; intermission features for Metropolitan Opera broadcasts; and podcasts on subjects ranging from the Yale Glee Club, to Tippet Rise Art Center, to the bicentennial of St. George's Choral Society. Südwestrundfunk in Stuttgart recently com ...

Stewart Goodyear

Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young pianist …

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