Canadian pianist, graduate of Toronto Royal Conservatory, Curtis and Juilliard, known for exquisite technique and emotional depth. CDs of Beethoven sonatas on Marquis label. First LMMC appearance.
STEWART GOODYEARNov. 9, 2014
Known for imagination, a graceful, elegant style and exquisite technique, Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young artist, whose career spans many genres. He began his professional training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, his native city, received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and completed a Master’s Degree at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he now lives. At the core of his repertory are the 32 Beethoven sonatas, recordings of which Jed Distler in ClassicsToday called “intelligently stylish. Swift tempos, forward sweep, linear clarity, imaginative yet never mannered inflections and genuine joy in executing the composer's volatile dynamic markings, all characterize Goodyear’s interpretations.” David Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer mused that Goodyear just might be “in the rarefied league of Maurizio Pollini”. In addition to his prowess as a pianist, Goodyear is also known as a skilled improviser and as a composer. He wrote his first composition at the age of eight.

PROGRAMME:

BEETHOVEN    Sonata in F minor, Opus 2 No. 1
(1770-1827)             Allegro
                                 Adagio
                                 Menuetto: Allegretto
                                 Prestissimo

BEETHOVEN    Sonata in E flat major, Opus 31 No. 3
(1770-1827)             Allegro
                                 Scherzo: Allegretto vivace
                                 Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso
                                 Presto con fuoco

BEETHOVEN    Sonata in B flat major, Opus 106 ‘Hammerklavier’
(1770-1827)             Allegro
                                 Scherzo: Assai vivace
                                 Adagio sostenuto
                                 Largo - Allegro risoluto

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