Performance Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 3 PM

Richard Goode and Friends

Zankel Hall
“One thing Richard Goode exemplifies is a return to the values of Romanticism, including freedom of expression, deep emotional involvement in the music, and a technique so masterful it does not need to call attention to itself” (The Washington Post). Goode’s impeccable pianism is at the heart of this program of chamber music and songs by Schumann and Brahms. Sarah Shafer, a singer The New York Times cited for her “light, lucid soprano and a poised presence that easily projects vulnerability and backbone,” sings the highly impassioned songs of the two composers.


  • Richard Goode, Piano
  • Sarah Shafer, Soprano
  • Itamar Zorman, Violin
  • Kyle Armbrust, Viola
  • Brook Speltz, Cello


  • SCHUMANN Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major
  • SCHUMANN Selected Songs
  • BRAHMS Selected Songs
  • BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major


Brahms's Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26 (Allegro non troppo)
Isaac Stern, Violin | Jamie Laredo, Viola | Yo-Yo Ma, Cello | Emanuel Ax, Piano

This performance is part of Chamber Sessions III.