I wonder how well others think of pianist, Richard Goode?
I had always thought of him as a very sound and steady pianist, reliable but perhaps not inspired. But I spent some time a couple of weeks ago listening to multiple performances of several Mozart piano concertos. I have had Goode's recordings of six of these (with the Orpheus CO) for quite some time and have always enjoyed them. But when I came to compare with some other favourites - Pires with Abbado, Andsnes, Perahia and others - I was surprised to find just how good I found the Goodes. No showiness at all but for me he went unerringly and compellingly to the heart of the pieces.
Do others rate him that highly?
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