Canadian Pianist Stewart Goodyear featured at
La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux

 

 

The Glenn Gould Foundation is delighted to announce that it is partnering with the spectacular new world museum of wine culture, La Cité du Vin in Bordeaux to present Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear in A Tribute to Glenn Gould on October 7.

The performance will take place at the Auditorium Thomas Jefferson at 8:30 p.m. Mr. Goodyear will perform the same recital program that ushered in Glenn Gould’s international career in January 1955, when he made is U.S. debut at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., a performance described by the Toronto Star as “the concert that changed music history”

As reported by The Glenn Gould Foundation, in January, 2016, the Phillips Collection invited Mr. Goodyear to present this same program as a 60th anniversary tribute to Glenn Gould’s debut, a performance that was received to great acclaim including, including a rave review in the Washington Post.

La Cité du Vin - the New Jewel in France’s Cultural Crown

On May 31, 2016, in Bordeaux, then-President François Hollande of France inaugurated La Cité du Vin, a visionary museum, exhibition space and cultural centre created to celebrate and explore the world of wine and its heritage. Designed by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières from XTU architects, La Cité du Vin, is a unique cultural facility where wine comes to life through an immersive, multi-sensory approach, all set within a daring architectural design. La Cité du Vin gives a fresh view of wine, across the world, across the ages, across all cultures and all civilizations. La Cité du Vin, has been hailed as one of the world’s cultural hot spots, even being referred to in the Financial Times as “the Guggenheim of Wine.” Its performance space, Auditorium Thomas Jefferson, commemorates the love affair that Jefferson, as American Ambassador to France, had with Bordeaux, reportedly even going so far as to send cuttings from vines at the famed Château Haut-Brion to his own vineyard at Monticello.

The program will include the following works, which perfectly reflect the young Glenn Gould’s concert repertoire:

Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Pavane for the Earl of Salisbury

J. P. Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Fantasia Chromatica, SwWV 258

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Five Sinfonias :
E minor
F Major
G minor
B-flat Major
D minor

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No. 5 in G Major

Anton Webern (1883-1945)
Variations for Piano, Op. 27

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata in E Major, Op. 109

Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Sonata (in one movement), Op. 1

 

https://youtu.be/BQe5zowTxzY

Stewart Goodyear - A Canadian Master

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

Stewart Goodyear performs around the world with such orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, NHK Symphony (Japan), and the world’s great concert halls.

A prolific recitalist and recording artists, Mr. Goodyear made history at the 2012 Luminato Festival when he performed Beethoven’s complete 32 piano sonatas in a single day over a 12-hour period, to glowing reviews.

“Goodyear makes iconic Gould program his own” -Washington Post

 

 

“ utterly captivating . . . he plays magnificently. . . the score comes through here with stunning freshness and detail, thanks to the elegant, impressively articulate playing.” - The New York Times

The Glenn Gould Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of
the Centre culturel canadien, Paris, for its generous support of this event
as part of the celebrations of Canada 150.