Gershwin & Ravel Piano Duo


Catalogue No: DDA 25057
EAN/UPC: 809730505720
Composers: ,
Release Date: August 2007
Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 74:02

A brilliant programme of exotic and jazz influenced works. For copyright reasons, the original CD was withdrawn and is available currently as a digital download (minus one of the original tracks).

Track Listing

    George Gershwin

  1. Rhapsody in Blue (15:34)
  2. Maurice Ravel

  3. Ma mère l’Oye – Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant (1:39)
  4. Ma mère l’Oye – Petit Poucet (2:29)
  5. Ma mère l’Oye – Laideronette, Imperatrice des Pagodes (3:29)
  6. Ma mère l’Oye – Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete (3:35)
  7. Ma mère l’Oye – Le jardin féerique (3:09)
  8. George Gershwin

  9. Cuban Overture (9:49)
  10. Maurice Ravel

  11. Sites Auriculaires – Habanera (2:35)
  12. Sites Auriculaires – Entre cloches (3:12)
  13. George Gershwin

  14. Variations on “I Got Rhythm” (9:07)
  15. Maurice Ravel

  16. Bolero (14:01)


Musical Opinion

The performance [of Rhapsody in Blue] is packed with poetic exuberance and well worth the cost of the CD in its own right…the other Gershwin pieces offer new facets to Gershwin. Ravel’s Mother Goose is a delight and played with an enormous sense of imagery.

” —Denby Richards
Classic FM Magazine

The indefatigable husband and wife team in an enterprising and entertaining programme of two-piano/piano-duet works from two composers (and friends). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

” —Jeremy Nicholas
The Guardian

Their influence [Gershwin and Ravel] on each other is evident in this delightful disc from the British husband-and-wife team Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow – Anthony Holden (The Guardian)

” —Anthony Holden

This disc is a delight from start to finish… such inspired piano playing throughout. The disc is fabulous as it is but the added bonus of detailed notes by Anthony Goldstone make for a truly indispensable package. Thumbs up to the enterprising label that is Divine Art for providing us with such a barnstormer of a disc. Here’s to more from this fine stable.

” —Gerald Fenech
American Record Guide

This generous collection is a great combination of the best-known works by each composer along with some less familiar works. Goldstone and Clemmow … are simply marvellous. I have only the best to say about their performance of Bolero. I assume it is very taxing, with all of the repeated notes, and their ensemble is perfect for the full duration. Goldstone and Clemmow have consistently impressed me with their repertoire choices, musicality and precision ensemble. This release continues the tradition.

” —Harrington
Midwest Record

Classical piano fans have a winner of a set here as the duo takes you inside the music in a way that you night not have been before.

” —Chris Spector

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue fares brilliantly in a version for two pianos. Goldstone and Clemmow can comete with any jazz band and they dance around on the keyboard like tap dancers.

” —Marius Dawn
Liverpool Daily Post

Divine Art releases a most entertaining disc by Merseyside-born pianist Anthony Goldstone and his wife, Caroline Clemmow. They play at two pianos and in piano-duet music by George Gershwin and Maurice Ravel. There are the composers’ versions of Rhapsody in Blue, Cuban Overture and the Variations on I Got Rhythm, and Ravel is represented by […]

” —Peter Spaull
International Record Review

Disc further enhances [the duo’s] considerable reputation. Very worthy performances, the programme is an attractive one for its variety…and the sound quality is ideal.

” —Nicholas Salwey