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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos / Goodyear


Release Date: 04/14/2015 
Label:  Steinway & Sons   Catalog #: 30047  
Composer:  Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Stewart Goodyear
Conductor:  Heiko Mathias Förster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Stewart Goodyear's second release on Steinway & Sons is a followup to his acclaimed 2014 release of the Tchaikovsky and Grieg Piano Concertos. The Canadian pianist is a notable concert soloist and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, among many others. In 2013, he gave a series of marathon performances in the U.S. of all the Beethoven piano sonatas, performing the complete cycle in a single, eleven-hour performance at each venue.

R E V I E W S:

"Exultantly phrased, expertly articulated and expansively engineered, these deeply felt, supremely natural readings mark out Canadian
Read more Stewart Goodyear as a first-rate Rachmaninovian.” – BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

"...Goodyear is an exceptional artist, and his performances with Heiko Mathias Förster and the Czech National Symphony are worth hearing for their clarity and the balance of technical skill and expressive subtlety. Perhaps the most significant point to make about this disc is Goodyear's restoration of the full score of the Third Concerto, which was cut by Rachmaninov in an attempt to popularize it. Beyond that, there are no surprises, just reliable performances that offer equal portions of virtuosity and emotion. Rendered with taste and intelligence by Goodyear." -- Blair Sanderson, All Music Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
Conductor:  Heiko Mathias Förster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/15-18 2014 
Venue:  CNCO Studio 1, Prague, Czech Republic 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
Conductor:  Heiko Mathias Förster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/15-18 2014 
Venue:  CNCO Studio 1, Prague, Czech Republic 

Featured Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 2: I. Moderato
Piano Concerto No. 3: II. Intermezzo Adagio

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Hear it to believe it November 23, 2015 By J. Tatnall (West Grove, PA) See All My Reviews "I recently heard Goodyear do Rach's 2nd live, and he had the audience jumping to its feet! This recording is no less spectacular. Beautifully articulated, phrased, dynamic playing from pianist and orchestra alike. The full version of the 3rd is worth getting to know." Report Abuse
 Best CD of Rachmaninov Piano Concerto #2 & 3 tog June 10, 2015 By T. Rhodes (Toronto, ON) See All My Reviews "This is my favourite CD of the year. What a beautiful, romantic interpretation by Goodyear!!!" Report Abuse
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