Canadian pianist and composer, graduate of Toronto Royal Conservatory, Curtis and Julliard. Known for exquisite technique and emotional depth. CDs on Marquis label. Return LMMC engagement.
STEWART GOODYEARFeb. 5, 2017
Known for imagination, a graceful, elegant style and exquisite technique, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young artist whose career spans many genres. He began his professional training at the Royal Conservatory of Music in 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”. Goodyear makes headlines for his performances of all 32 sonatas in a single day. 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 composer. He wrote his first composition at the age of eight. Return LMMC engagement.

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Ladies' Morning Musical Club, Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear will recreate the programme performed by Glenn Gould in his LMMC debut recital at the Ritz Carleton on November 6th, 1952.

PROGRAMME:

GIBBONS         Pavan and Galliard 'Lord Salisbury' (1612)
1583-1925

J.S. BACH        Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (1730)
1685-1750                      Praeambulum        Allemande       
                                       Corrente                 Sarabande
                                       Tempo di Minuetto     Passepied     Gigue

BEETHOVEN Sonata in A major, Opus 101 (1816)
1770-1827                  1. Etwas lebhaft und mit der
                                           innigsten Empfindung
                                       Allegretto, ma non troppo
                                   2. Lebhaft, marschmäßig
                                       Vivace alla marcia
                                   3. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll
                                       Adagio, ma non troppo, con affeto - attacca
                                   4. Geschwinde, doch nicht zu sehr und
                                           mit Entschlossenheit
                                       Allegro

BRAHMS        Intermezzo in C sharp minor, Opus 117 No. 3 (1892)
1835-1892                     Andante con moto

                          Intermezzo in A major, Opus 118 No. 2 (1893)
                                     
Andante teneramente

BERG               Sonata (in one movement), Opus 1 (1907-08) 
1885-1935

J.S. BACH       Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, excerpts (1742)
1685-1750

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