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.
Richard Goode is one of the finest pianists in the world. Few can match his unfailingly beautiful tone, effortless technical command, interpretive insight and total emotional commitment to the music he plays.
It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of Mr. Goode’s recitals without the sense ofhaving gained some new insight, subtle or otherwise, into the works he played or about pianismitself.
A total performance that was a joy in the ear, a nourishment for the mind and an uplift for the spirit. For this listener, it was a high point of the musical year.
...the music flowed through him with such mellow insights, deep emotional involvement and self-effacing pianism that you felt as though you were confronting the composers’ thought processes directly rather than through an interpreter.
Goode has so thoroughly entered into the spirit of the compositions he performs that you’dswear the composer himself was at the keyboard.
…every moment…was a revelation.
A titanic performance.