Stewart Goodyear

Winspear Opera House Recital Series

Stewart Goodyear / Beethoven Sonatathon

Performing the Complete Piano Sonatas of Beethoven

Saturday, March 21, 2015


Before you Binge on Beethoven, begin with Bagels and Barry.

Beginning at 9 am, join Classical 101.1 WRR’s Barry Samsula for an in-depth discussion and Q&A about Beethoven, and the bagels are on us. This FREE event takes place in the lobby of the Wyly Theatre, next door to Dallas City Performance Hall. Follow the signs when you park in the Lexus Silver parking area.

Proclaimed as “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young pianist whose career whose career spans many genres – concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and composer.

Mr. Goodyear has performed with major orchestras of the world, including Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Academy of St-Martin-in-the-Fields, Bournemouth Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Goodyear began his training at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, received a bachelor’s degree from Curtis Institute of Music, and completed a master’s degree at The Juilliard School. Known also as a composer, he has been commissioned by orchestras and chamber music organizations, and performs his own solo works. As in his upcoming Dallas performance, in the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Mr. Goodyear performed all 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas in one day at Koerner Hall, McCarter Theatre, and Mondavi Center. His recordings of the complete Beethoven sonatas and Diabelli Variations are released on the Marquis Classics label. Last year, his recording of the complete sonatas received a Juno nomination for Best Classical Solo Recording. His critically acclaimed recording of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto, with the Czech National Symphony under the direction of Stanislav Bogunia, was released June 10th of 2014 on the Steinway and Sons label. Mr. Goodyear’s new recording of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and 3, with the Czech National Symphony under the direction of Heiko Mathias Forster, will be released April 14th of 2015 on the Steinway and Sons label.

Highlights for the 2015-2016 season are an all-Scriabin concert at Festival de Lanaudiere, a performance at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa as part of 2015’s Ontario Scene, a Canadian tour with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra (BC), and performances with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre de Paris under Paavo Jarvi, and MDR Symphonieorchester under Kristjan Jarvi.

This very special engagement will find Mr. Goodyear performing a one-day cycle of the complete piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven. The day will be broken up into three separate performances, with tickets available for purchase to any individual performance or any combination of the three.

Recital Program

Act 1, 10 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.

Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49, no. 1
Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49, no. 2

Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, no. 1
Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2, no. 2
Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 no. 3

Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 7


Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10, no. 1
Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, no. 2
Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, no. 3

Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathetique”

Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, no. 1
Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, no. 2

Sonata No. 11 in B-flat major, Op. 22


Act 2, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27 No. 1

Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp major, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”
Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 “Pastorale”


Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1
Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 “Tempest”
Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31 No. 3 “The Hunt”

Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 “Waldstein”

Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54
Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”


Act 3, 8 p.m. to 10:50 p.m.

Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78
Sonata No. 25 in G major, Op. 79
Sonata No. 26 in E-flat major, Op. 81a “Les Adieux”

Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 “Hammerklavier”


Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110

Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

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