Richard Goode

The Royal Irish Academy | 19 Dawson Street | Dublin | Ireland
Tuesday, 11 June 2019 | 19:00 
General Booking SOLD OUT – Contact office for waiting list

Haydn: Sonata in A major, Hob.XVI:26, L41

Haydn: Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI:24, L39

Mozart: Rondo in A minor, K511

Beethoven: Sonata in A major, op101

Debussy: Images, Book 2, L111

Debussy: La soirée dans Grenade from Estampes, L100

Chopin: Four Mazurkas

Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor op 49

“There are few people who can put across the sheer joy of playing the instrument better than American pianist Richard Goode. To watch him play is to look through a window on to a very private world – utterly absorbed in the music, he plays as if nobody else is there, even humming along. His face is never still; he seems literally to be attempting conversation with the piano.” (The Guardian)

The iconic pianist Richard Goode returns to the Festival following his sensational Irish début in 2014, lauded as a 2014 Cultural Highlight in The Irish Times. At 74. Goode is the Statesman of American piano playing and over four decades, his reputation as a pianist’s pianist has grown into a general consensus that here is one of the modern greats. In his 2019 Festival appearance, audiences can look forward to hearing this great master of piano performance perform works by Haydn, Mozart, Debussy, Chopin and Beethoven, the composer with whom he’s inescapably identified. It was Goode’s recordings of the Beethoven sonatas in the early 1990s, the first complete survey on disc by a US-born pianist, that created his international reputation, and his recitals still return regularly to the composer’s extraordinary output for piano. A rare opportunity for Irish audiences to hear this Grammy award-winning artist, whose interpretations have been described by the New York Times as having “both integrity and immediacy”.

Presented in collaboration with Royal Irish Academy

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