Stewart Goodyear performs his “Nutcracker” transcription at the Phillips

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Stewart Goodyear (Photo by Anita Zvonar)

Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, Op. 71 (Arranged by Stewart Goodyear)

Stewart Goodyear is nothing if not courageous. Last January, the Canadian pianist fearlessly re-created the program from the legendary Glenn Gould’s American debut at the Phillips Collection in 1955 and made it his own. On Sunday, Goodyear returned to the Phillips to showcase his latest feat of musical daring: an arrangement of the complete score of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” for solo piano. It was a bold, gripping performance, full of propulsive drama if short on balletic grace…

Read the full review here (Washington Post, December 19, 2016).

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