Richard Goode presents a concert sure to demonstrate why he is “one of the finest pianists in the world” (The Washington Post). The program begins with Haydn’s double-themed Variations in F Minor, the first theme melancholy and standoffish, the second sunnier, with right-hand filigree. Then, five rarely-heard pieces of Mozart precede one of Beethoven’s best-loved sonatas, “Les Adieux”, dedicated to Archduke Rudolf and describing the Archduke’s departure, absence, and return to Vienna. On the second half, Janáček’s introspective In the Mists introduces a selection of works by Frederic Chopin, including the tempestuous Fantasy in F Minor. A concert that no lover of piano music should miss!
“It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of Mr. Goode’s recitals without the sense of having gained some new insight, subtly or otherwise, into the works he played or about pianism itself.”
The New York Times