Roy Goodman

Biography

Born: January 26, 1951   Country: England  
Roy Goodman is a leading conductor in the period instrument movement, but has a repertoire that extends well into the current era.

He began his musical life as a chorister at King's College, Cambridge, where he studied violin and organ. As such, he was the treble soloist in a famous recording of Allegri's Miserere conducted by David Willcocks. His higher musical education was at the Royal College of Music in London. He became interested
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After graduation, he debuted in 1974 as a conductor with a repertory including symphonies of Sibelius and Shostakovich. In 1975 he formed The Brandenburg Consort, and continued to direct it regularly until 2001. As this was not a full time professional job, he made his living primarily as a freelance violinist and as a teacher.

In 1986 he became principal conductor of the period instrument orchestra, the Hanover Band. The name of the orchestra was meant to reflect the era of the Hanoverian kings of England (roughly 1700 through the age of Beethoven). The band became one of the best known period instrument groups for its bright, very forward sound. During Goodman's tenure with the Hanover Band, which concluded in 1994, he took it on seven tours of North America.

In 1988 he took the position of musical director of the European Union Baroque Orchestra and has led it on tours of Europe, Turkey, Cyprus, and South Africa. In July, 1996, Goodman became principal conductor of the Umea Symphony Orchestra in Umea, Sweden, also home of the Swedish Northern Opera. He also took on the post of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra's principal conductor.

He regularly conducts leading international orchestras including the BBC Philharmonic, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. His repertory extends from 1610 (Monteverdi's Vespers) to 1995 (Anders Nilsson's Concerto for Saxophone Quartet). He has conducted opera at the Badisches Staatstheater in Karlsruhe, Opera North in England, and Opera Northern Ireland.

He has recorded for RCA, Hyperion, and Nimbus, including complete Schumann symphonies and major projects of symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Cherubini, and, from the Baroque: Purcell, Corelli, Bach, and Handel. But he has recorded a wider repertory, including Mendelssohn, Weber, and Holst. Read less
Schubert: Complete Symphonies / Goodman, Vegh, Hanover Band, Camerata Salzburg
Release Date: 07/26/2011   Label: Brilliant Classics  
Catalog: 94218   Number of Discs: 4
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Mozart: Horn Concertos / Jeurissen, Goodman, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
Release Date: 06/25/2013   Label: Brilliant Classics  
Catalog: 94644   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: January 26, 1951   Country: England  
Roy Goodman is a leading conductor in the period instrument movement, but has a repertoire that extends well into the current era.

He began his musical life as a chorister at King's College, Cambridge, where he studied violin and organ. As such, he was the treble soloist in a famous recording of Allegri's Miserere conducted by David Willcocks. His higher musical education was at the Royal College of Music in London. He became interested
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Andante
III. Rondo
I. Allegro
II. Romanze
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Romance: Andante cantabile
III. Rondo: Allegro vivace
I. Ouverture
II. Air pantomime
III. Air de ballet
IV. Orage
V. Air pour des fous gais et des fous tristes
VI. Menuet I - II
VII. Rigaudon I - II
I. Ouverture
II. Les differents caracteres de la danse (Gracieusement): Air - Gavotte - Menuet - Gavotte - Chaconne - Loure - Passepied - Rigaudon -
(II.) Sarabande pour la Statue - Tambourin: Forte et vite
III. Marche
IV. Pantomime niaise et un peu lent - Deuxieme Pantomime tres vite
V. Air gracieux et gai et contredanse
I. Ouverture
II. Marche pour les differentes nations
III. Menuet
IV. Tambourin I - II
V. Rigaudon I - II
VI. Entree d'Iphise
VII. Air gai en rondeau
VIII. Menuet I - II
IX. Tambourin III - IV
X. Sommeil de Dardanus
XI. Chaconne
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro
IV. Allegro molto
Andante
Allegro vivace
String Symphony No. 3 in E Minor: Allegro di molto
Andante
Allegro
String Symphony No. 4 in C Minor: Grave; Allegro
Andante
Allegro vivace
String Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat: Allegro vivace
Andante
Presto
String Symphony No. 6 in E-Flat: Allegro vivace
Menuetto
Prestissimo
String Symphony No. 7 in D Minor: Allegro
Andante
Menuetto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace
II. Menuetto
III. Allegro molto
V. Allegro molto
String Symphony No. 13, MVW N 14 "Sinfoniesatz" in C Minor: Grave - Allegro molto
Allegro molto
String Symphony No. 9 in C: Grave; Allegro
Andante
Scherzo
Allegro vivace
String Symphony No. 11 in F: Adagio; Allegro molto
Scherzo: Commodo Schweizerlied
I. Allegro di molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro
Allegro con spirito
Andante
Rondo
Allegro
Andante
Allegro
I. Vivace
II. Largo
III. Allegro
IV. Menuett
V. Gavotte
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro molto
I. Ouverture
II. Les differents caracteres de la danse (Gracieusement): Air - Gavotte - Menuet - Gavotte - Chaconne - Loure - Passepied - Rigaudon -
(II.) Sarabande pour la Statue - Tambourin: Forte et vite
III. Marche
IV. Pantomime niaise et un peu lent - Deuxieme Pantomime tres vite
V. Air gracieux et gai et contredanse
Recitativo: La terra e liberata
Aria: Pende il ben dell'universo
Recitativo: Ch'il superbetto Amore
Aria: Spezza l'arco e getta l'armi
Aria: Felicissima quest'alma
Recitativo: Che voce! Che belta
Aria: Ardi, adori, e preghi in vano
Recitativo: Che crudel!
Duetto: Una guerra ho dentro il seno
Recitativo: Placati al fin, o cara
Aria: Come rosa in su la spina
Recitativo: Ah! ch'un Dio non dovrebbe
Aria: Come in ciel benigna stella
Recitativo: Odi la mia ragion!
Duetto: Deh! lascia addolcire quell'aspro rigor
Recitativo: Sempre t'adorero!
Aria: Mie piante correte
Recitativo: Dafne, dove sei tu?
Aria: Cara pianta, co'miei pianti
Overture
Prelude (anonymous composer)
Menuet
Saraband
Bouree
Air
Menuet
Gavotte
Jigg


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