Friday, January 26, 2007

Richard Goode program now features Debussy Preludes, Book II

We've learned that pianist Richard Goode will conclude his February 28th recital not with works of Chopin, as last was communicated, but with Book II of Debussy's Preludes, which (as those of you who know these works may agree) are some of his most inventive, imaginative, free-ranging, personal and profoundly original piano works.

Why, you may ask, has Mr. Goode changed his program again? For an excellent reason: he wishes to perform only the works he feels are truly the best he can offer. He believes that his current connection to Book II of the Debussy Preludes will result in a performance at that level. Richard Goode has extraordinarily high standards, for which we may all be grateful, thus we can look forward to another revelatory musical experience from him. The complete program will be:

BACH Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
MOZART Rondo in A minor, K. 511
BRAHMS Fantasies, Op. 116
DEBUSSY Preludes, Book II


This will be the annual Spivey Memorial Concert, so there's a reception with refreshments for the entire audience after the recital, generously sponsored by The Walter & Emilie Spivey Foundation. (As if you needed another reason to attend!)


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