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. 12 in A-flat Major, Opus 26
Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Opus 27, No. 1
Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Major, Opus 27, No. 2, “Moonlight”
Sonata No. 15 in D Major, Opus 28, “Pastorale”
Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Opus 31, No. 1
Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Opus 31, No. 2, “Tempest”
Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Opus 31, No. 3, “The Hunt”
Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Opus 53, “Waldstein”
Sonata No. 22 in F Major, Opus 54
Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Opus 57, “Appassionata”