Verbier Festival announces 2018 programme
Verbier Festival has announced its programme for 2018, with a typically star-studded line-up featuring a host of Intermusica artists. Highlights include a gala concert celebrating 25 years of Verbier, a solo recital from Daniil Trifonov and a Mischa Maisky ‘Carte Blanche’ concert.
George Li joins Valery Gergiev and the Verbier Festival Orchestra for the opening concert of the festival on 19 July at 19:00 at the Salle des Combins.
Sergei Babayan performs with Yuri Bashmet on 20 July at 11:00 at the Église with a programme of J.S. Bach Schnittke and Shostakovich.
On 21 July, Leonidas Kavakos performs his first concert of the festival with Diemut Poppen and Gautier Capuçon at 20:00 at the Église.
Kristóf Baráti and Sergei Babayan join friends for a recital on 22 July at 20:00 at the Église.
On 23 July, Mischa Maisky performs a ‘Carte Blanche’ concert with various musical friends, including son Sascha Maisky and daughter Lily Maisky at 20:00 at the Église.
Kavakos joins the Verbier Festival Orchestra, Christopher Eschenbach and Ying Fang for a programme of Mahler and Berg on 23 July at 19:00 at the Salle des Combins.
Baráti performs with Lucas Debargue at 11:00 at the Église, with music by Debussy, Franck and Brahms.
On 25 July, a gala concert celebrates Verbier Festival’s silver jubilee at the Salle des Combins at 18:00. Performers include Babayan, Kavakos, Renaud Capuçon, Maisky and Daniil Trifonov, among many other stars of the classical world.
Baráti performs another recital at the Église on 27 July at 17:00, with Daniel Lozakovich, Eduard Wulfson and Zarina Shimanskaya.
Capuçon and Kavakos join forces with Yuja Wang and others on 27 July at the Église at 20:00 for a programme of Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
Kian Soltani and Trifonov perform at the Église at 11:00 on 29 July for music by Robert and Clara Schumann, and a piece by Trifonov himself.
Richard Goode returns to the festival at 15:00 on 29 July to perform Mozart with the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra and conductor Alain Altinoglu.
Capuçon joins various fellow musicians for an all-Brahms programme on 29 July at 20:00 at the Église.
Soltani joins a quartet on 20 July at 17:00 at the Église for a concert of Lucas Debargue (also one of the performers) and Brahms.
Babayan performs a solo recital on 31 July at 11:00 at the Église.
Kavakos joins another A-list line up for a programme of Prokofiev, Schoenberg, Fauré and Chausson on 31 July at 20:00 at the Église.
Trifonov performs a solo recital at 19:00 at the Salle des Combins the same day, 31 July, with a programme exploring Chopin.
Soltani joins Aaron Pilsan on 1 August at 11:00 at the Église for a duo recital.
Maisky performs with Iván Fischer and the Verbier Festival Orchestra on 2 August at 19:00 at the Salle des Combins, performing Dvořák’s Cello Concerto.
Visit the Verbier Festival website for the full list of concerts for 2018.
Richard Goode returns to the Cleveland Orchestra
Richard Goode returns to the Cleveland Orchestra this month for three concerts at the Cleveland's Severance Hall on 7, 8 and 9 December 2017. Conducted by Mikko Franck, Goode joins the orchestra to perform Mozart Piano Concerto No.18. Goode is a noted Mozartean and has received critical acclaim for previous performances of the concerto, most recently with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in October:
"Richard Goode manages intense moments of beauty, especially during the cadences in which he paradoxically marries expressive depth and light grace. A great joy!"
Goode ends 2017 with another performance of Mozart, joining Jaime Laredo and the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on 28 December to play the composer's Piano Concerto No.20. He performs it again in March in Manchester with Ben Gernon and the BBC Philharmonic.
Richard Goode returns to the Orchestra National du Capitole de Toulouse
Richard Goode performs with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse on 5 October 2017 at Halle aux Grains, under the baton of Maxim Emalyanychev. Goode joins the orchestra to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.18. This follows his performance of Mozart’s Concerto No.20 in London last week with London Philharmonic Orchestra, of which the Times said:
“The American pianist was eloquent and thoughtful, alive to this concerto’s expressive character. His touch at the keyboard was a joy: we had pearly scales in the Allegro, a robust simplicity in the Romance, and the Rondo became an impish dance.”
Following this, Goode returns to the USA for recitals in Philadelphia, Richmond Virginia and Lewiston Maine.
Richard Goode returns to the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Richard Goode returns to the Southbank Centre on 30 September 2017 for a performance of Mozart Piano Concerto No.20 with the the London Philharmonic Orchestra and their Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski.
Goode is a renowned Mozart interpreter and consistently receives high praise from critics for his performances of his piano concertos:
“Goode has mastered an intimate, somehow ‘correct’ Mozartian tone which most likely cannot be taught.”
“you got the sense of an interpreter who sees the composer whole, who can balance the high spirits and introspection that make the A major so treasurable among the great Mozart piano concertos.”
Click here to watch an excerpt of Goode performing Mozart’s Concerto No.12 with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and Louis Langrée.
Richard Goode makes Verbier Festival debut
Richard Goode makes his debut at Verbier Festival this month with two performances on 24 and 29 July 2017 at the Église de Verbier. The first performance sees Goode collaborating with Renaud Capuçon and Edgar Moreau to perform Brahms Piano Trio No.2. On 29 July, Goode performs in recital with a varied programme of Mozart, Janáček, Beethoven and Debussy. Click here to watch the concert on Medici.
Prior to this, Goode performs at Festival Internacional de Música Pau Casals in El Vendrell, near Barcelona on 20 July, with the same recital programme, which Goode then repeats at Oxford Piano Festival on 2 August and Mänttä Music Festival on 9 August.
Richard Goode: International Piano Series recital as part of European recital tour
Richard Goode returns to Europe once again for a recital tour this month, beginning with a performance at Chipping Campden International Music Festival on 17 May 2017. Goode's programme for the tour includes Bach Partita No.6, a selection of Chopin Nocturnes and Mazurkas and Beethoven Piano Sonatas Op.101 and Op.110. Goode also performs at Bergen International Festival on 25 May, Bath’s International Music Festival on 28 May and the Royal Festival Hall in London on 31 May.
Goode has recently performed this programme in recitals across the USA to critical acclaim:
“The partita is exactly the kind of Bach one hopes to hear from Goode, with the music's narrative moved subtly forward by chords articulated in an endless variety of ways… The Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61 showed Goode at his most arresting, the opening flourish unfolding with a meticulously timed deliberation reminiscent of Vladimir Horowitz, and then revealing what lies beyond the surface effects.”
“The proof is in the playing, and Goode, 73, a musician’s musician, offered a performance of Bach and Chopin to more than satisfy not only the faithful but also anyone else who happened to be in attendance… the lines in this prelude spooled from his fingers like oil… Real love informs Goode’s performance.”
Richard Goode returns to Carnegie Hall
Richard Goode returns once again to Carnegie Hall to give a recital on 15 March 2017. Goode performs a programme of works by Bach and Chopin. Goode's performance of the programme at Wigmore Hall in December was lauded by critics:
"Goode's Wigmore Hall programme was brilliantly calculated both to satisfy the musical appetite and to furnish the mind... especially when given with Goode's radiance, evenness and searching quality of articulation, not to mention his formidable yet contained energy."
"Goode gave those chosen a light and airy outing - frisky, noble, joyous, and harmonically strange at times. The Ballade was shapely and inviting - nothing signposted - so that the emotional distress flares towards the end made much impression. The expansive Polonaise-Fantasy was imposing from the off, expressive and powerful as required; it mused and became impassioned."
Goode's forthcoming highlights this season include recitals around North America and at the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Bergen International Festival and Verbier Festival.
Intermusica artists at the 2017 Verbier Festival
Intermusica artists appear throughout the 2017 Verbier Festival, with all performances streamed live by Medici.tv. See all the performance times, dates and venues below:
Also performing at the Église on 22 July is the Pavel Haas Quartet. At 8pm they are joined by pianist Barry Douglas for a performance of Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor and Beethoven String Quartet No.
Richard Goode, Renaud Capuçon and Edgar Moreau appear at the Église at 8pm on 24 July to perform Brahms Piano Trio No.2. In the second half of the recital, Capuçon and Moreau are joined by Lahav Shani, Maxim Rysanov and Leigh Mesh for a performance of Schubert Piano Quintet in A major 'The Trout'.
The Pavel Haas Quartet makes its second appearance at the festival on 25 July, performing in recital at the Église at 11am. The quartet presents a programme of quartets by Martinů and Smetana as well as Dvořák String Quintet No.3, for which they are joined by the quartet's friend and former colleague Pavel Nikl.
Lahav Shani then conducts the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra at the Salle des Combins at 7pm on 25 July, leading a programme of Mozart Il nozze di Figaro Overture, Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 with soloist Daniel Lozakovich and Schubert Symphony No.9.
The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, makes its festival debut this year, performing at the Église at 8pm on 26 July. They give a concert of works by Duruflé, Tomkins, Byrd and Poulence among others.
Joshua Weilerstein conducts the Junior Orchestra at 4pm at the Salle des Combins on 27 July. Weilerstein conducts a programme of Fauré Elegie for Cello and Orchestra with Edgar Moreau followed by Bruch Kol Nidrei and Dvořák Symphony No.6.
Richard Goode makes his second appearance at the festival, performing a programme of Mozart, Janáček, Debussy and Beethoven at the Église at 11am on 29 July.
Joshua Weilerstein is joined by George Li at the Salle des Combins at 4pm on 29 July for a concert with the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra. Li performs Liszt Piano Concerto No.1, with Weilerstein then conducting Dvořák Symphony No.6.
Kirill Gerstein and Sergei Babayan join Yuja Wang and the Verber Festival Chamber Orchestra at the Salle des Combins at 7pm on 29 July for a performance of Bach concertos under the direction of Roberto Gonzáles-Monjas.
At 11am on 30 July, Kirill Gerstein is joined by Truls Mørk to perform sonatas by Brahms, Janáček and Prokofiev at the Église.
In the evening of 30 July, Antoine Tamestit and Mischa Maisky appear at the Salle des Combins alongside Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Roman Simović and Evgeny Kissin. They perform a programme of Mozart String Quartet No.1, Fauré String Quartet No.1 and Dvořák Piano Quintet No.2.
On 31 July, George Li performs a solo recital of Beethoven and Liszt at 11am at the Église.
Joshua Weilerstein joins Martin Frost and the Verbier Festival Orchestra at the Salle des Combins on 31 July at 7pm. Weilerstein conducts a programme of Copland, Lutoslawski, Shaw and Prokofiev.
On 1 August at 11am, Tamestit joins Roberto González-Monjas, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Pablo Ferrández, Lukas Geniušas & Yuja Wang to perform works by Schubert, Beethoven & Brahms.
Tamestit and Maisky reunite at the Église at 8pm on 3 August, this time performing Brahms Piano Quartet No.3 with Nikolai Lugansky. Tamestit also performs Brahms Sonata for Viola and Piano with Lugansky, while Maisky and Lugansky play the composer's Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in an arrangement for cello and piano by Paul Klengel.
On 5 August at the Salle des Combins at 7pm, James Ehnes, Antoine Tamestit, Mischa Maisky, Pamela Frank, Roman Simović, Pablo Ferrández, Martin Fröst, Nikolai Lugansky, Yuja Wang, the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and Antonio Pappano will join forces for an evening celebrating friendship and musical excellence.
Richard Goode makes debut with the Helsinki Philharmonic
Richard Goode returns to Europe this month to make his debut with the Helsinki Philharmonic on 18 November 2016. Goode joins the orchestra at Helsinki's Music Centre for a performance of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4, which he recorded in 2009 with the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
Following his performance in Helsinki, Goode then begins a solo recital tour of Europe beginning at Antwerp’s deSingel on 24 November. He also performs at Budapest’s Liszt Academy (26 November), Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música (29 November) and London’s Wigmore Hall (3 December). Goode performs a programme of Bach Italian Concerto, 15 Sinfonias, a selection from the Well-Tempered Clavier and a second half including Nocturnes and Mazurkas by Chopin.
Richard Goode returns to the Edinburgh International Festival in recital
Richard Goode returns to the Edinburgh International Festival on 26 August 2016 for a recital at Queen's Hall at 11am. Goode performs a programme of Mozart, Janáček, Brahms, Debussy and Beethoven, and the recital will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. Following this, Goode repeats the programme at Auditorium di Bolzano on 1 September and at Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse on 6 September.
Prior to this, Goode returns to Mostly Mozart Festival in New York’s Lincoln Center, where he performs with the festival orchestra conducted by Louis Langrée. He performs Mozart Piano Concerto No.12 in two concerts taking place on 9 and 10 August.
Richard Goode performs Schubert at the International Piano Series
Richard Goode returns to London this month for a recital at the Royal Festival Hall, performing on 25 May 2016 as part of International Piano Series. Goode performs Schubert's final three sonatas, D.958, D.959 and D.960. Prior to this, Goode performs the same programme at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music (21 May) and at Bath’s Assembly Rooms as part of the Bath International Music Festival (23 May).
Following this, Goode performs in Budapest at Liszt Academy of Music in a duo recital with violinist Kristóf Baráti on 31 May. On the programme is sonatas by Mozart, Brahms, Janáček and Beethoven.
Richard Goode performs at Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series
Richard Goode is featured in the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center this month, performing in recital at Alice Tully Hall on 9 April 2016. The all-Bach programme features the French Suite No.6, 15 Sinfonias, Keyboard Partita No.2 in C minor and Italian Concerto. Goode earlier performs the same programme in Philadelphia at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on 1 April, as part of Chicago Symphony’s recital series at Symphony Center on 3 April, and at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre on 5 April.
Following this, Goode returns to Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for two performances on 15 and 16 April, under the baton on David Zinman, where he performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.27, K.595.
Richard Goode appears in recital in San Francisco
Richard Goode performs a number of recitals this month in the U.S., including an all-Bach programme at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on 25 February and Vancouver Recital Society at Vancouver Playhouse on 28 February 2016. In addition, Goode performs Beethoven’s last three Sonatas and a selection of Bagatelles at Seligman Center in Detroit on 6 February, and again in Interlochen, Michigan, on 9 February. He performs a variation of this programme on 19 February at the Folly Theater in Kansas City.
Goode’s account of the late Beethoven Sonatas has been described in the press as ‘oracular’ and ‘definitive’ (Independent), ‘masterly’ (Der Tagesspiegel), with the New York Times commenting that ‘Mr. Goode’s playing throughout was organic and inspired, the noble, introspective themes unfolding with a simplicity that rendered them all the more moving…’
Richard Goode performs in Lyon and Genoa
Richard Goode opens 2016 in Europe, beginning with a concert with the Orchestre National de Lyon and Ton Koopman at the Auditorium de Lyon on 14 January. Goode performs Mozart Piano Concerto No.27 in a concert that marks his debut with the orchestra, before returning on 16 January for an all-Bach solo recital.
Goode then continues on to Italy for a recital at the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova on 18 January, performing a programme of late Beethoven including Piano Sonatas Op. 109, 110 and 111 and the final six of the Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119. Goode has performed frequently at this venue over the years, most recently in February 2012.
Richard Goode returns to London for recital at Wigmore Hall
Richard Goode returns to the UK this month, performing in recital at Wigmore Hall on 12 November 2015. Goode presents a programme of Mozart Sonatas No.8 & No.15, and Brahms Six Pieces for Piano Op.118 and Four Pieces for Piano Op.119.
Before performing in London, Goode performs the same programme as part of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall’s weekend festival, The Piano, on 8 November.
Goode also gives masterclasses at Guildhall School of Music and Drama – where he is International Chair of Piano Studies – and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Richard Goode returns for European recital tour
Following a number of recitals in the US, Richard Goode travels to Europe to embark upon a recital tour. The programme features a variety of piano greats including Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy and Schumann. Of his recent performance in Philadelphia, The Inquirer commented that: “He brings a distinctively weighted touch to the keyboard - notes are sounded without being Germanically announced - while the music's contours are rounded and graceful but never vague… Goode also finds an inner logic with each piece.”
During his tour, Goode will appear at Chipping Campden Music Festival (20 May 2015), Cambridge’s West Road Concert Hall (22 May), at Swarovski Kristallwelten in Tyrol, Austria (27 May), deSingel Antwerp (29 May), Heerlen’s Limburg Theater (31 May) and London’s Wigmore Hall (3 June).
Richard Goode returns to Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston & New York
Richard Goode returns to the Boston Symphony Orchestra for two performances of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.27, K.595 on 6 and 16 April. The concerts will be conducted by Andris Nelsons and will take place at Boston Symphony Hall on 6 April and New York’s Stern Hall on 16 April.
Following this, Goode will perform a number of recitals across the country, beginning with a performance at the Shriver Hall Concert Series, Baltimore (19 April) before continuing on to the Perelman Theater, Philadelphia (21 April), Stern Hall, New York (24 April), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (26 April) and Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Richmond Vermont (2 May).
Richard Goode returns to Europe for recitals in Reykjavik & Amsterdam
Richard Goode returns to Europe for his debut in Iceland on 10 March. Goode will perform in recital at Reykjavik’s Harpa, as part of the Master Pianist Series at the hall, and will play a programme of late Beethoven, including the last three sonatas, and a selection from the Eleven Bagatelles, Op.119.
Following this, Goode will perform the same programme at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw on 15 March, at the long-running and prestigious Master Pianists series.
Critics have described Goode’s past performances of this programme as “oracular” and “landmark” (Independent) and “organic and inspired” (New York Times).
Richard Goode returns to Carnegie Hall followed by a European tour
Richard Goode returns once again to Carnegie Hall, New York, for a recital on 1 May. He performs a contrasting programme of Janáček, with selections from On the Overgrown Path, Schumann Davidsbündlertänze, and Debussy Préludes, Book I. The concert marks exactly one year since Goode last performed in recital at the hall with a critically acclaimed all-Beethoven programme, about which the New York Times remarked:
“Goode’s playing throughout was organic and inspired, the noble, introspective themes unfolding with a simplicity that rendered them all the more moving… (Goode) produced a glowing, warm sound that traversed the full dynamic spectrum from hushed intimacy to agitated power without ever sounding contrived or harsh.”
Following this, Goode returns to Europe for the final time this season, for performances with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin on 7 and 8 June. Goode performs at the Berlin Philharmonie with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and conductor Herbert Blomstedt. Goode will open the concerts with Mozart Piano Concerto No.25 in C major, K.503.
Following this, Goode makes his Irish debut with a recital in Dublin at the Royal College of Physicians on 11 June, repeating his Carnegie Hall programme of Schumann, Janáček and Debussy, which he also performs at Aldeburgh Festival on 14 June.
Richard Goode returns to New York Philharmonic for concerts at Avery Fisher Hall
Richard Goode performs Mozart Piano Concerto No.18 K.456 with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra for three concerts on 5, 6 and 7 December.
The performances take place at Avery Fisher Hall and will be conducted by David Zinman.
Goode has a long history with the New York Philharmonic. He made his subscription debut in November 1981 with a performance of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4. He performed this same piece at his most recent Philharmonic appearance, in April 2008.
Richard Goode embarks on all-Beethoven recital tour of Europe
Richard Goode returns to Europe in May to give several recitals of the all-Beethoven programme he presented at the Carnegie Hall on 1 May. The programme includes Piano Sonatas Op. 109, 110 and 111, and the final six of the Eleven Bagatelles, Op. 119.
Recitals take place at the Berlin Konzerthaus (May 20), Auditorium C. Pollini in Padua (May 22), deSingel in Antwerp (May 25), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (May 30), and London's Wigmore Hall (2 June).
Additionally, Goode returns to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as International Chair in Piano Studies to deliver his third masterclass of the season, and also gives masterclasses at the Royal Northern College of Music and at deSingel, where he also gives a lecture-recital on Beethoven’s Op.110 Sonata.
Of Goode's Carnegie Hall recital earlier this month, the New York Times commented: "Among the myriad alluring elements of his performance… was the sense of architecture, a narrative arc through calm, suffering, conflict and transformation that proved striking in both the individual sonatas and in the programme as a whole. Mr Goode’s playing was organic and inspired, the noble, introspective themes unfolding with a simplicity that rendered them all the more moving."
Richard Goode is selected as a Gramophone 'icon'
Earlier this year, Gramophone magazine selected Richard Goode as one of its 'icons' in an article looking back at his great career thus far and at some of his highly acclaimed recordings:
"Every time we hear him, he impresses us as better than we remembered, surprising us, surpassing our expectations and communicating perceptions that stay in the mind."
Click here to read the article.
Looking ahead, in a season that marks the 50th Anniversary of his New York recital debut, Goode will be performing the last three Beethoven sonatas and the Opus 119 Bagatelles across the USA and Europe, including in London, Manchester, Berlin, Glasgow before closing his season at Carnegie Hall.