JS Bach Preludes & Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II (selected)
Berg Piano Sonata
Beethoven Piano Sonata No 28 in A
Chopin Mazurkas, Nocturnes, Ballade, Barcarolle (selected)
Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and is recognised worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. An exclusive Nonesuch artist, Goode is a regular performer in the major recital halls and festivals across Europe and the US and performs as soloist with some of the world’s finest orchestras. In a recent season, the Daily Telegraph said “There are brilliant young things among pianists, and there are wise old birds, who show their wisdom naturally in everything they do, without grandstanding or elaborate highlighting of details. Richard Goode is one of the latter sort.”
In recital, Goode performs every season at London’s Wigmore Hall, regularly at the International Piano Series at the South Bank Centre and in major musical centres across Europe, which in reasons seasons has included Amsterdam, Budapest, Madrid, Stockholm, amongst others, and he has been a regular performer over the years at the Edinburgh International Festival, Pianos aux Jacobins (Toulouse) and more recently at the Verbier Festival. In 2018/19, recital highlights include a return to Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, as well as to Lyon, Antwerp, Dublin, Utrecht and Ljubljiana. In the US Goode performs in all the major cities, and in 2018/19 performs in recital as part of Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, in New York at Tisch Center for the Arts, in Houston, Detroit, Santa Barbara, and in Canada in Montreal and Toronto.
Goode has performed as soloist with most of the major orchestras across the US and many across Europe; his 2017/18 highlights included debuts with Oslo Philharmonic and Netherlands Philharmonic, and returns to Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, and Cleveland Orchestra. In 2018/19, Goode returns to New York Philharmonic with Honeck, and makes his debut with Iceland Symphony Orchestra and de Waart.
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/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 1993 10-CD set of the complete Beethoven sonatas cycle, the first-ever by an American-born pianist, was nominated for a Grammy and chosen for the Gramophone Good CD Guide and re-released in 2017.