Saturday, April 08, 2006

Good for Goode

Richard Goode
Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance

Good for Richard Goode:

"The prize recognizes "pianists who have achieved the highest levels of national and international recognition." It carries a cash award of $50,000; the winner spends two to three weeks at Northwestern teaching, leading master classes, and performing."

Solid, reliable, and workmanlike. That's how I think of Goode. Not a Ferrari, but more of a comfy Buick. Professorial is another word that comes to mind. The Beethoven cycle of his is very nice, but I wouldn't take it over Kempf or Gilels.

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