Noel Goodwin

Chopin: A Poet in Sound

The duality of Chopin's nature, divided between the claims of an unsatisfied idealism and a deep inbred pessimism, is reflected in his music. Noel Goodwin profiles the great composer and musician.

Haydn: Music's Pater Patricius

Noel Goodwin remembers Joseph Haydn, who led a dedicated life of remarkable fertility and created “a method and style of musical architecture capable of such infinite variety that more than a century of orchestral music was directly based upon it.”

Mozart After 200 years

Noel Goodwin argues that in the making of Mozart's music there is a key to understanding his form of art and way of life.