Classical Pianist Richard Goode: Looking Back

By Bradley Bambarger <2009>

One might not think of Richard Goode as a dancer, the 66-year-old cutting a portly, bespectacled figure on stage. But when the pianist puts his hands to the keyboard, he is a master of rhythm, making the air move with a fluent physicality that would make a ballerina green. He is a singer of sorts, too, and not only because he tends to hum along with the…