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Richard Goode

Richard Goode (born June 1, 1943) is an American classical pianist, especially known for his interpretations of Ludwig van Beethoven and chamber music.

Goode was born in East Bronx, New York. He studied piano with Elvira Szigeti, Claude Frank, Nadia Reisenberg at Mannes College The New School for Music (where he currently is a faculty member),[1] and Rudolf Serkin and Mieczysław Horszowski at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He won numerous prizes, including the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1961, First Prize in the Clara Haskil Competition in 1973 and the Avery Fisher Prize in 1980.

He has made many recordings, including Robert Helps, and others. His chamber-music partners have included Dawn Upshaw, Richard Stoltzman, Alexander Schneider, and many others. Goode is married to violinist Marcia Weinfeld.[3]

A literary portrait of Richard Goode is in David Blum's book, Quintet, Five Journeys toward Musical Fulfillment (Cornell University Press, 1999). It originally appeared as an article in the 29 June 1992 issue of The New Yorker.

Awards and recognitions


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  2. ^ Crawford, Trish. "As time goes by, they keep on going: Great performers, still active past 65, live for their art, audiences and applause". Toronto Star, 10 April 2014.
  3. ^ Richard Goode biography
  4. ^ Leading clarinetist to receive Sanford Medal

External links

  • Richard Goode Biography
  • Interview with Richard Goode by Bruce Duffie, February 19, 1990

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