Praised as “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Canadian pianist Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. His commitment to classical music began at age three when he was introduced to Beethoven’s piano sonatas through recordings by Vladimir Ashkenazy, which he listened to in a single day. In this rare engagement that reaffirms his musical discovery, Goodyear takes on the Herculean challenge of performing all 32 of those sonatas in one day, for only the third time.
The Sonatathon is broken up into three different performances so that patrons can purchase a single event ticket or a pass to all three.
Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Opus 49, No. 1
Sonata No. 20 in G Major, Opus 49, No. 2
Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Opus 2, No. 1
Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Opus 2, No. 2
Sonata No. 3 in C Major, Opus 2, No. 3
Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Opus 7
Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Opus 10, No. 1
Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Opus 10, No. 2
Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Opus 10, No. 3
Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Opus 13, “Pathetique”
Sonata No. 9 in E Major, Opus 14, No. 1
Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Opus 14, No. 2
Sonata No. 11 in B-flat Major, Opus 22