In his decades-long career, Goode has established a reputation for mastery of Classical and Romantic literature. He has made more than two dozen recordings throughout his career, from solo and chamber works to lieder and concertos.

Goode’s program at Bates has yet to be finalized, but because Dec. 5 is the 213th anniversary of the death of Mozart, Goode will start his performance with that composer’s Sonata in B minor (K. 540). He will also play one of Beethoven’s least-performed sonatas, No. 24 in F-sharp major (“A Thérèse”) (Op. 78).

In 1993, Goode became the first American pianist to release a recording of the complete Beethoven sonata cycle, which was released to widespread acclaim and earned him a Grammy nomination. Goode and clarinetist Richard Stoltzman won a Grammy in 1983 for their recording of Brahms clarinet sonatas.

Goode focused on chamber music early in his career and was a founding member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Later he moved toward solo and concerto performances. He made his solo debut at Carnegie Hall at the age of 47.

Goode has appeared with the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra; the Chicago Symphony; the Cleveland Orchestra; the San Francisco Symphony; the New York Philharmonic; the Toronto Symphony; and the Vienna Symphony. He has performed with the Orchestre de Paris and has been heard throughout Germany in sold-out concerts with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields under Sir Neville Marriner.

Admission is $25, available at batestickets.com. For more information, contact [email protected] or 207-786-6135.


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