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
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    Vivaldi: Recorder Concertos; Handel: Recorder Sonatas / Adams, King, Watkin, Musica Da Camera
    Label: Red Priest Recordings   Catalog: 8 Release Date: 07/10/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Roy Goodman,  Miles Golding,  Mandy MacNamara,  Jane Coe  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica da Camera
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    Stravaganza - Vivaldi: 55 Concertos / Pinnock, English Concert [7-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 001676702 Release Date: 05/08/2012   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Simon Standage,  Trevor Pinnock,  Lisa Beznosiuk,  David Reichenberg  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Evensong For Ash Wednesday / Roy Goodman, David Willcocks, King’s College Cambridge Choir
    Label: Eloquence   Catalog: 4802075 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gregorio Allegri,  Matthew Camidge,  Henry Purcell,  Richard Farrant  ... 
    Performer:  Roy Goodman
    Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
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    Vivaldi: Music for Lute and Mandolin / Paul O'Dette
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 30027 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Roy Goodman,  Paul O'Dette,  Robin Jeffrey
    Conductor:  Peter Holman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parley of Instruments
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    Stanley: 6 Concertos In 7 Parts, Op 2 / Goodman
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55361 Release Date: 09/14/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stanley
    Performer:  Roy Goodman,  Pauline Nobes,  Mark Caudle,  Peter Holman  ... 
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parley of Instruments
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    Famous Baroque Arias / Ainsley, Bowman, Fisher, George, King's Consort
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1102 Release Date: 07/13/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  John Weldon,  Henry Purcell,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Roy Goodman,  Gillian Fisher,  Crispian Steele-Perkins,  James Bowman  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  The King's Consort
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    Vivaldi: Concerti -
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 419615 Release Date: 09/16/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Simon Standage,  Milan Turkovic,  Roy Goodman,  Nigel North  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Great Baroque Arias / King's Consort
    Label: Regis   Catalog: 1062 Release Date: 09/01/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Henry Purcell,  John Weldon
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley,  James Bowman,  Michael George,  Gillian Fisher  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
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    Essential Choral Classics
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000691802 Release Date: 06/13/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Joseph Brackett,  Gioachino Rossini,  Gustav Mahler,  Gabriel Fauré  ... 
    Performer:  Mirella Freni,  Lucia Valentini-Terrani,  Ruggero Raimondi,  Luciano Pavarotti  ... 
    Conductor:  Jerold Ottley,  Romano Gandolfi,  Sir Georg Solti,  George Guest  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mormon Tabernacle Choir,  Milan Teatro alla Scala Chorus,  Vienna Concert-Verein  ... 
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    Haydn: Symphonies No 70, 71, 72 / Roy Goodman, Hanover Band
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55120 Release Date: 12/10/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Roy Goodman
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
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    Haydn: Symphonies No 73, 74, 75 / Roy Goodman, Hanover Band
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55121 Release Date: 12/10/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Roy Goodman
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
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    Haydn: Symphonies No 76, 77, 78 / Roy Goodman, Hanover Band
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55122 Release Date: 12/10/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Roy Goodman
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
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    Haydn: Symphonies No 13-16 / Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55114 Release Date: 06/11/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Roy Goodman
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
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    Haydn: Symphonies No 17-21 / Roy Goodman, The Hanover Band
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55115 Release Date: 06/11/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Roy Goodman
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
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    Haydn: Symphonies No 1-5 / Roy Goodman, Hanover Band
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55111 Release Date: 04/09/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Christian Rutherford,  Raul Diaz,  Roy Goodman
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
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    Haydn: Symphonies No 9-12 / Roy Goodman, Hanover Band
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55113 Release Date: 04/09/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Roy Goodman
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
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    The #1 Choral Album - Beethoven, Handel, Verdi, Bizet, Et Al
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 470382 Release Date: 03/12/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Thomas Augustine Arne,  John Tavener,  Charles Gounod,  Carl Orff  ... 
    Performer:  Sarah Walker,  Stephen Doughty,  Bryn Terfel,  James Morris  ... 
    Conductor:  Roger Norrington,  Stephen Cleobury,  Richard Bonynge,  Charles Dutoit  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Choir,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir  ... 
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    Vivaldi: Concertos / Trevor Pinnock, English Concert
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 471317 Release Date: 10/09/2001   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Jane Coe,  Lisa Beznosiuk,  Simon Standage,  Micaela Comberti  ... 
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert
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    Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina / Willcocks, King's College
    Label: London/Decca Legends   Catalog: 466373 Release Date: 09/14/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gregorio Allegri,  Giovanni Palestrina
    Performer:  Roy Goodman
    Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
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    Favourite Baroque Classics / Goodman, Brandenburg Consort
    Label: Helios   Catalog: 55020 Release Date: 08/10/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Domenico Gallo,  Jean-Philippe Rameau,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Georg Philipp Telemann  ... 
    Performer:  Roy Goodman,  Katharina Arfken,  Stephen Keavy,  Lisa Beznosiuk  ... 
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Consort
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    Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, Salve Regina / Stutzmann, Goodman
    Label: Rca Victor Red Seal   Catalog: 61215 Release Date: 07/13/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
    Performer:  Roy Goodman,  Elisabeth Norberg-Schulz,  Nathalie Stutzmann
    Conductor:  Roy Goodman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hanover Band
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  • 22.
    Great Choral Classics From King's - Allegri, Tallis, Et Al
    Label: London/Decca Double Decker   Catalog: 452949 Release Date: 06/09/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  William Byrd,  Thomas Tallis,  Orlando Gibbons,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Simon Preston,  Francis Baines,  Bernard Richards,  John Langdon  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Jacobean Viol Consort,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields  ... 
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  • 23.
    Essential Purcell / Robert King, The King's Consort
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 2 Release Date: 04/10/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  James Bowman,  Michael George,  John Mark Ainsley,  Rogers Covey-Crump  ... 
    Conductor:  Robert King
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford New College Choir,  King's Consort
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    Purcell: Music For The Funeral Of Queen Mary / David Hill
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 436833 Release Date: 04/12/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Crispian Steele-Perkins,  Michael Laird,  Robert Howes,  Colin Sheen  ... 
    Conductor:  David Hill
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baroque Brass of London,  Winchester Cathedral Choir,  Brandenburg Consort
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    Vivaldi: Music For Lute And Mandolin / Paul O'dette
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 66160 Release Date: 11/11/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Paul O'Dette,  Roy Goodman,  Robin Jeffrey
    Conductor:  Peter Holman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parley of Instruments
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