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Gershwin | Goodyear / Marshall, Chineke! Orchestra


Release Date: 06/07/2019 
Label:  Orchid Classics   Catalog #: ORC100100  
Composer:  Stewart GoodyearGeorge Gershwin
Performer:  Stewart Goodyear
Conductor:  Wayne Marshall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chineke! Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Orchid Classics marks its 100th release with a particularly special album starring some of the most exciting artists of our time: pianist-composer Stewart Goodyear, the Chineke! Orchestra and Wayne Marshall. The release includes world-premiere recordings of Goodyear’s Carnival-inspired Suite for piano and orchestra, named Callaloo in honour of his Trinidadian roots, and his Piano Sonata, an exuberant reflection of Goodyear’s youth. These are heard alongside Gershwin’s magnificent Rhapsody in Blue. Stewart Goodyear has been described as “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is joined by the pioneering Chineke! Orchestra, a vital, vibrant ensemble made up of Read more Europe’s finest Black and Minority Ethnic performers, conducted here by the brilliant conductor, organist and pianist, Wayne Marshall.

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REVIEW:

Stewart Goodyear’s performance on his new recording sizzles with high energy from start to finish. The Piano Sonata carries Goodyear’s virtuosic stamp on both its writing and performance. The Chineke! Orchestra, led by Wayne Marshall, collaborates beautifully with Goodyear. Extraordinary playing, superb recording and engineering make this one of the most exciting discs released this year.

– Whole Note (CA) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Callaloo by Stewart Goodyear
Performer:  Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
Conductor:  Wayne Marshall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chineke! Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
2.
Sonata for Piano by Stewart Goodyear
Performer:  Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Canada 
3.
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer:  Stewart Goodyear (Piano)
Conductor:  Wayne Marshall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chineke! Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; USA 

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 Quintessential Ravel from Stewart Goodyear July 30, 2019 By Marvin J. Ward (Easthampton, MA) See All My Reviews "Read my review here: https://www.cvnc.org/article.cfm?articleId=9373" Report Abuse
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