January 23, 2009
Better than good
Pianist Richard Goode can be difficult to work with - not because he's feisty or temperamental, but because he's such a perfectionist. He's never satisfied, always working towards that elusive goal of getting things exactly right. Today, we'll hear him reach that goal as he performs Beethoven's second piano concerto with Ivan Fischer and Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 7, No. 3, and Mazurka in B-flat, Op. 17, No. 1
Pianist Richard Goode
"Islamey: an Oriental Fantasy"
Pianist Yefim Bronfman
Shriver Hall, Baltimore
Second Movement from String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 35
The Parisii Quartet
The New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York City
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat
Pianist Richard Goode with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Ivan Fischer
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Fourth Movement from String Quartet
The Keller Quartet
Fasciculus VIII, from Florilegium II
Concerto Copenhagen with conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Garrison Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
"My Love, if I Die and You Don't," from "Neruda Songs"
Mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor with the Aspen Chamber Symphony and conductor David Zinman
Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
Pianist Adam Neiman
Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Seattle
The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway