Richard Goode Performs an All-Bach Program at the Phillips

(Photo by Steve Riskind)

WTC Book II: Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C Major, BWV870
French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
15 Sinfonias, BWV 787-801
WTC Book II: Prelude and Fugue No. 11 in F major, BWV 880
Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Italian Concerto, BWV 971

J.S. Bach is the foundation of modern keyboard music, but his works, at least in performance, have been claimed as the province of specialists and early music practitioners. Richard Goode’s recital at the Phillips Collection on Sunday afternoon was something, therefore, of a rarity: an all-Bach program played on a modern Steinway by an artist better known for his Beethoven and Brahms. The venerable American pianist offered lively, genial performances with a plain-spoken authority and crowd-pleasing affability…

Read the full review here (Washington Post, March 28, 2016)

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