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Parlance Chamber Concert Presents Pianist Richard Goode

Pianist Richard Goode

Sunday, October 4 at 3 p.m. at West Side Presbyterian Church

Ridgewood NJ, Welcome back pianist Richard Goode, one of the preeminent musicians of our time. This thrilling artist is universally hailed as a deeply insightful interpreter of the Viennese classics. His emotionally far reaching program will alternate between two of Mozart’s most dramatic sonatas and two late sets of Brahm’s warmhearted intermezzi, ballades, and romances.

The name Richard Goode inspires reverence and deep affection among music lovers world-wide: his music-making speaks of a sublime connection with the composers which inspires critics around the world to utter such praise as “you’d swear the composer himself was at the keyboard, expressing musical thoughts that had just come into his head.” The American pianist’s tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness can be heard in recitals, chamber and orchestral collaborations around the world, as well as in a series of highly acclaimed Nonesuch recordings. In an extensive profile in The New Yorker, David Blum wrote: “What one remembers most from Goode’s playing is not its beauty—exceptional as it is—but his way of coming to grips with the composer’s central thought, so that a work tends to make sense beyond one’s previous perception of it…. The spontaneous formulating process of the creator [becomes] tangible in the concert hall.” According to the New York Times, “It is virtually impossible to walk away from one of Mr. Goode’s recitals without the sense of having gained some new insight, subtly or otherwise, into the works he played or about pianism itself.”

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