Grieg for Piano Duo

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Catalogue No: DDA 25042
EAN/UPC: 809730504228
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Release Date: October 2006
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Discs: 1
Sample: Piano Concerto: 3rd movement

A most important world première recording – possibly the world’s most loved piano concerto, in the arrangement for two pianos partly written by Grieg himself. The CD also contains the first recording of Grieg’s piano version of the Homage March indomitably played as always by Britain’s leading piano duo.

Track Listing

    Edvard Grieg:

  1. I. Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 − Allegro molto moderato (12:03)
  2. II. Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 − Adagio (6:19)
  3. III. Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 − Allegro moderato (10:17)
  4. I. Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 − Morning Mood (3:13)
  5. II. Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 − The Death of Ase (3:54)
  6. III. Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 − Anitra’s Dance (3:24)
  7. IV. Peer Gynt Suite no. 1 − In the Hall of the Mountain King (2:30)
  8. I. Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C major, K. 545 − Allegro (4:47)
  9. II. Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C major, K. 545 − Andante (6:25)
  10. III. Mozart’s Piano Sonata in C major, K. 545 − Rondo (1:50)
  11. Norwegian Dance in D minor, op. 35 no. 1 (5:25)
  12. Norwegian Dance in A major, op. 35 no. 2 (1:56)
  13. Norwegian Dance in G major, op. 35 no. 3 (2:31)
  14. Norwegian Dance in D major, op. 35 no. 4 (5:12)
  15. Homage March from Sigurd Jursalfar (7:46)

Reviews

Glasgow Herald

The veteran two-piano team of Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow have been torrential in delivering unfamiliar versions of classics from the hinterland of the repertoire. But in their latest disc, they have surpassed themselves. The result is wonderful

” —Michael Tumelty
International Record Review

admirably clear-sighted…the artistry of Goldstone and Clemmow bring the music to life… self-recommending

” —Colin Anderson
Gramophone

A disc of charm and curios… four-handed Grieg and Mozart provide consistent pleasure­

” —Mike Ashman
ClassicalNet

the music comes through with a minty freshness that stimulates and excites.. these pieces can become part of the staple repertoire.

” —Gerald Fenech
MusicWeb

I found the whole experience of listening highly congenial… the recording is very well judged. The playing is buoyant and sensitive by turns; this duo has a real flair for the unexpected. An unusual perspective on a much-abused warhorse – with the added attraction of some equally diverting companion works

” —Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb

This version of the concerto certainly has appeal. Another revelation is the inclusion of the two-piano version of the Mozart…a charming gilding of the lily. An interesting and well-performed programme. The recording quality is solid and clear. Catch this one while it’s available

” —David Blomenberg
International Record Review

Divine Art…has produced a wide range of interesting and eminently worthwhile records. In terms of the Grieg centenary I have to commend a disc which… is an important and valuable one… played by the very gifted two –piano team. The recording quality is splendidly true and excellently balanced. A fascinating disc, the musicianship of these two players being particularly and consistently impressive.

” —Robert Matthew-Walker
American Record Guide

Here we have a knockout performance [ of the Concerto] that took me by surprise. This should be required listening for anyone learning this concerto. I can’t recall enjoying a release in this way before… given the high quality of Goldstone and Clemmow’s interpretations and their near-perfect ensemble… this is rather special.

” —Harrington
International Piano

Played with compelling freshness… with Goldstone pulling out all the stops and Clemmow integrating and balancing the accompaniment to perfection… an outstanding recital

” —Julian Haylock
Keene Sentinel

Divine Art has released another winner… these pieces stand on their own as minor masterpieces for the keyboard. This is a CD I will be replaying many times, as I have with other Divine Art recordings featuring these marvellous players.

” —Frank Behrens