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‘A RIVETING RELEASE ON EVERY LEVEL’

The release date of February 14 [Valentine's Day!] has just been confirmed for the launch of the second CD in my Beethoven Sonatas series, called Beethoven: The Middle Sonatas. Included on the recording are the Moonlight and Tempest sonatas.

You can imagine how exciting it was, same day, to read an appreciative review for the first CD, Beethoven the Late Sonatas, from Gramophone Awards.

 

Tchaikovsky performance in Miami

Performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor in Miami with conductor Eduardo Martuet, has added energy to the excitement of the Fall concert season for me. It was such a pleasure to be playing with the Miami Symphony Orchestra in the Adrienne Arsnt Center’s Knight Concert Hall again.

 

Feels like homecoming at the Pennisula Music Festival

This is the 4th time that I have performed at the Peninsula Music Festival. It feels like a homecoming every time I perform there, because of the friends that I have made both in the orchestra and in the audience. Add to that delight, the fact that Liszt's 1st Concerto, to me, is the epitome of a Romantic concerto. The soloist is the virtuosic hero, and the orchestra is the dramatic counterpart that announces, supports, and indeed provides a dramatic soundtrack in the concerto.

 

There's poetry, intimacy, fireworks, storms, rumbles, volcanos

Performing Liszt Concerto No.1 at the Peninsula Music Festival:
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Gershwin and Rio beckon

Since the first time I heard Gershwin's Concerto in F as a young boy, it has become one of my favorite concertos ever written. To me, it has the qualities that make a concerto long-lasting: incredible interplay between the soloist and orchestra, memorable themes, incredible virtuosity, and an originality that separates it from the other works of this genre.

Gershwin brought the music of his time into the classical music stage. The Charleston, the blues, and Broadway are his concerto's fabric and inspiration; youth, optimism and romance its characteristics. This piece was written in 1925, commissioned by Walter Damrosch and the New York Symphony. Straight from the success of Rhapsody in Blue, the premiere of Gershwin's Concerto in F was one of the most anticipated concerts of the year at Carnegie Hall.

 
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Stewart Goodyear performing

 

Orchestra on stage

 

Stewart, Järvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Stewart, Järvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

 

Mr. Goodyear signs the new Steinway in Cincinnati

Mr. Goodyear signs the new Steinway in Cincinnati

 

Stewart Goodyear signing autographs in Cincinnati

Meeting fans in Cincinnati

 

photo: victoriadailyphoto.blogspot.com

Royal Theatre in Victoria BC

 

New World Center in Miami

New World Center in Miami

 

Ferguson Hall, Tampa

Ferguson Hall in Tampa

 

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater

 

 

At the piano, Koerner Hall, David Kawai

“What is new are the spaces where Goodyear allows Beethoven’s defiance to relent and to manifest redeeming emotions...”

Stanley fefferman Showtimemagaine.ca

 

We have so much, and much to give.

CBC Sounds of the Season 2010

CBC Sounds of the Season