born on 1/6/1943 in New York City, United States
Richard Goode (born June 1, 1943) is an American classical pianist, especially known for his interpretations of Mozart and Beethoven and of chamber music in general.
Goode was born in East Bronx, New York. He studied piano with Elvira Szigeti, Claude Frank, Nadia Reisenberg at Mannes College The New School for Music (where he currently is a faculty member), and Rudolf Serkin and Mieczysław Horszowski at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He won numerous prizes, including the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1961, First Prize in the Clara Haskil Competition in 1973 and the Avery Fisher Prize in 1980.
He has made many recordings, including several Mozart Piano Concerti with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the music of Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Bach. Goode also was the first American-born pianist to record the complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas. He regularly appears at the world's leading venues with highly acclaimed orchestras. With Dame Mitsuko Uchida, he is Co-Artistic Director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival. He has premiered works written for him by Carlos Chávez, George Perle, Robert Helps, and others. His chamber-music partners have included Dawn Upshaw, Richard Stoltzman, Alexander Schneider, and many others. Goode is married to violinist Marcia Weinfeld.
A literary portrait of Richard Goode is in David Blum's book, Quintet: Five Journeys toward Musical Fulfillment (Cornell University Press, 1999). It originally appeared as an article in the 29 June 1992 issue of The New Yorker.
Awards and recognitions
- Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance:
- He is a recipient of Yale University's Sanford Medal.
Benita Valente, Richard Goode / Mozart • Schubert • Brahms • Hugo Wolf. - Benita Valente Sings Mozart Schubert Brahms Wolf (LP). Desmar, Telefunken. 1976 Robert Schumann - Richard Goode - Humoreske, Op. 20 / Fantasia In C, Op. 17 Nonesuch. 1981 Richard Stoltzman, Richard Goode - Brahms* - The Sonatas For Clarinet And Piano, Op. 120 RCA Red Seal. 1982 Franz Schubert - Richard Goode - Sonata In A Major, D. 959 / Klavierstück In E Flat Minor, D. 946, No. 1 Nonesuch. 1985 George Perle - Richard Goode, Music Today Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz - Serenade No. 3 For Piano And Chamber Orchestra / Ballade / Concertino For Piano, Winds And Timpani. Nonesuch. 1985 Franz Schubert, Richard Goode - Schubert: Sonata In B-Flat Major, D. 960 Opus Posthumous • Allegretto D. 915 • Impromptu D. 935 No. 2 Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records. 1985 Richard Goode / Johannes Brahms - Richard Goode Plays Brahms Elektra Nonesuch. 1987 Beethoven, Late Sonatas, Opus 101, 106 ( Hammerklavier ), 109, 110, 111 (2xLP, Album) Nonesuch Digital. 1988 Schumann, Kathleen Battle, John Aler, Charles Wadsworth, Richard Goode - Spanische Liebeslider, Andante And Variations, Piano Quartet (CD) ASV Digital. 1988 Richard Stoltzman / Richard Goode : Schumann* / Schubert* - Fantasiestücke, Op. 73, 3 Romances, Op. 94 / 2 Sonatinas, D. 384, 385 (Cass, CrO) RCA Victor Red Seal. 1988 Richard Stoltzman, Richard Goode, Lucy Chapman Stoltzman* - Bartok - Contrasts; Stravinsky - L'Histoire Du Soldat - Suite; Ives - Largo; Songs (Cass, Album). RCA Victor Red Seal. 1990 Franz Schubert - Richard Goode - Sonata In C Minor, D. 958 • Ländler, Op. 171, D. 790 Elektra Nonesuch. 1992 Mozart - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos No. 18 & 20 (CD, Album) Nonesuch. 1996 Chopin (CD, Album) Nonesuch. 1997 Mozart - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos No. 25 & 9 Nonesuch. 1998 Richard Goode / Johann Sebastian Bach - Bach Partitas Nos. 4, 2, And 5 Nonesuch. 1999 Mozart - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos No. 23 & 24 (CD, Album) Nonesuch. 1999 Mozart - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos (No. 27 In B-flat Major, K.595 / No. 19 In F Major K.459) (CD) Nonesuch. 2000 Bach Partitas Nos. 1, 3 & 6 Nonesuch. 2003 Mozart Nonesuch. 2005 Beethoven, Richard Goode, Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra - The Five Piano Concertos (3xCD + Box) Nonesuch. 2009 Mozart - Richard Goode, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra - Piano Concertos (No. 17 In G, K.453 / No. 23 In A, K.488) (CD, Album) Nonesuch - 9 79042-2 Beethoven, Richard Goode - The Complete Sonatas (10xCD + Box) Elektra Nonesuch, Book-Of-The-Month Records - 9 79328-2
- Crawford, Trish. "As time goes by, they keep on going: Great performers, still active past 65, live for their art, audiences and applause". Toronto Star, 10 April 2014.
- Richard Goode biography
- Leading clarinetist to receive Sanford Medal Archived 2012-07-29 at the Wayback Machine.