Chopin for Piano Duo

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Catalogue No: DDA 25070
EAN/UPC: 809730507021
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Release Date: July 2008
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 72:19
Sample: Variations on a Theme of Rossini (extract)

There seems no end to the brilliance not only of the musicianship and pianistic skill of our top piano duo but also their dedication to re-discovering and recording lost or neglected masterpieces. Here we have the very well known Second Piano Concerto of Chopin, in a two-piano version by Chopin himself and his pupil Mikuli – and never before recorded. A host of other rarities and transcriptions complete yet another reference recording.

Track Listing

    Fryderyk Chopin:

  1. I. Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21 − I. Maestoso (14:17)
  2. II. Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21 − II Larghetto (8:31)
  3. III. Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21 − III Allegro vivace (9:05)
  4. Rondo in C major, op. 73 (9:29)
  5. Variations on a Theme of Rossini (3:10)
  6. Valse-Paraphrase d’apres Chopin, op. 58, no. 1 (7:11)
  7. Valse in D flat major, op. 64 no. 1 (2:32)
  8. Nocturne in E flat major, op. 9 no. 2 (4:12)
  9. Etude nach Fr. Chopin (2:27)
  10. Variations on a National Air of Moore (8:16)
  11. Anthony Goldstone.after Chopin:

  12. Revolutionary Raindrop Rag (3:10)

Reviews

Music And Vision

These Goldstones are on to something. There is nothing but delight in this version [of Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto], thus expertly performed. A remarkably gifted husband-and-wife team… admirable musicianship

” —Robert Anderson
New Classics

A fascinating exploration of rarely heard music played with dazzling virtuosity and verve.

” —John Pitt
International Piano

Flair, abandon and technical sure-footing.

” —Edward Bhesania
MusicWeb

The British pair is today counted amongst the world’s premier piano duos. Elegance is instantly recognisable in the duo’s reading of the Concerto… this arrangement balances poetry with thrills and colour… and has found the ideal interpreters in Goldstone and Clemmow…{they} know exactly where to take you with this music.

” —Patrick P.L. Lam
MusicWeb

The recording is very clear. The rendition of the concerto is definitely very stimulating. As for the rest, the bravura pieces fare best. The liner-note is by Goldstone and is excellent, answering practically every question one may wish to ask. Overall, this is an interesting disc for those who like to explore the unknown, and to see the known from new points of view.

” —Oleg Ledeniov
Liverpool Daily Post

An ingenious collection… this is fine entertainment

” —Peter Spaull
Midwest Record

Presented in fine form by the label’s first class piano duo.  A solidly straight ahead set that has everyone shining in this worthy performance and discovery.

” —Chris Spector
The Sunday Times

Chopin’s familiar Piano Concerto in F minor… is here refreshed in a previously unrecorded version. There is no scholarly dryness about their playing

” —Paul Driver
Fanfare

The playing throughout is exuberant… certainly a unique disc.

” —Michael Ullman
International Record Review

This disc (which includes six première recordings) rediscovers a very special individual piece of the [Chopin] jigsaw. Goldstone’s long, detailed but always readable booklet note provides immaculate documentation. Chopin lovers: please do not hesitate to acquire it

” —Stephen Pruslin