Beethoven’s colossal late piano music exists in its own world. Essentially, it is the very germ of musical Romanticism, but there are also exotic elements that point a century ahead to the classical avant-garde of the early 20th century, and even jazz. The reliably wonderful pianist Richard Goode will present a program that includes the master’s final utterances in the solo-piano format, including the last three sonatas and his final set of bagatelles. Goode is, aesthetically, an excellent match for this music — smart, a bit dreamy and a bit quirky.
Wed., Jan. 23, 8 p.m., sold out, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., 215-569-8080, pcmsconcerts.org.