The Piano at the Ballet

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Catalogue No: DDA 25073
EAN/UPC: 809730507328
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Release Date: May 2010
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 79:53
Sample: Pas de Deux from Minkus's "Don Quixote"

The final part of Anthony Goldstone’s brilliant triptych of recitals including transcriptions, variations, fantasias, and arrangements of music from public ‘spectacles’ – the first two CDs attracted enormous critical praise and this volume is no less fine, containing perhaps a few more well-known themes, such as those from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, but in fresh and new arrangements by the performer – indeed most of the music here is receiving its first recording.

A Night at the Opera (DDA 25067)
The Piano at the Carnival (DDA 25076)

Track Listing

    Peter Il’ich Tchaikovsky:

  1. I. Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker − I. Adage (5:30)
  2. II. Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker − II. Variation I – Le Cavalier (0:48)
  3. III. Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker − III. Variation II – Sugar Plum Fairy (2:11)
  4. IV. Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker − IV. Coda (1:40)
  5. Carl Maria von Weber:

  6. Invitation to the Dance (9:17)
  7. Manuel de Falla:

  8. . El amor Brujo − Ritual Fire Dance (4:15)
  9. Ludwig Leon Minkus:

  10. I. Pas de Deux from Don Quixote − I. Introduction et Adage (4:43)
  11. II. Pas de Deux from Don Quixote − II. Variation I (1:00)
  12. III. Pas de Deux from Don Quixote − III. Variation II (1:34)
  13. IV. Pas de Deux from Don Quixote − IV Coda (1:22)
  14. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

  15. I. Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba − No. 1 (1:04)
  16. II. Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba − No. 2 (1:08)
  17. III. Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba − No. 3 (0:55)
  18. IV. Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba − No. 4 (0:41)
  19. V. Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba − No. 5 (1:11)
  20. VI. Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba − No. 6 (1:17)
  21. VII. Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba − No. 7 (0:37)
  22. VIII. Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba − No. 8 (0:56)
  23. IX. Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba − No. 9 (1:57)
  24. Scott Joplin:

  25. Elite Syncopations (3:25)
  26. Peter Il’ich Tchaikovsky:

  27. I. Le Cygne Noir Pas de Deux − I. Introduction (5:03)
  28. II. Le Cygne Noir Pas de Deux − II. Variation I (1:39)
  29. III. Le Cygne Noir Pas de Deux − III. Variation II (1:34)
  30. IV. Le Cygne Noir Pas de Deux − IV. Coda (2:05)
  31. Ernst von Dohnányi:

  32. Adaptation of the Waltz from Delibes’ Naila (8:12)
  33. Edward Elgar:

  34. Echo’s Dance from The Sanguine Fan (2:03)
  35. Peter Il’ich Tchaikovsky:

  36. I. Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux from Swan Lake − I. Introduction (4:27)
  37. II. Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux from Swan Lake − II. Variation I (1:34)
  38. III. Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux from Swan Lake − III. Variation II (0:53)
  39. IV. Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux from Swan Lake − IV. Coda (2:58)
  40. Fryderyk Chopin:

  41. Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2 (3:51)

Reviews

MusicWeb

Mr Goldstone proves himself a fine arranger… in an amply filled disc, Goldstone delivers up some remarkably clean and virtuosic playing. Production quality of the first order. Interesting and thorough program notes along with excellent sound quality make for an outstanding presentation.

” —Kevin Sutton
MusicWeb

A generous and very varied selection of music… [Goldstone’s arrangements] are made with great skill and understanding. Any dance studio [would] be delighted to have a pianist of half this skill. Essentially an enjoyable recital… it would be hard to be bored by it or finish listening to it other than in a cheerful mood.

” —John Sheppard
UK Regional Press

A series of inventive arrangements… sparkling instrumental fare from one of Britain’s most respected classical pianists

” —Kevin Bryan
Wrightmusic

Goldstone revels in these transcriptions and his playing can only be admired, He has a wonderful ability to get to the heart of the music. He is a communicator of the highest order. It is a very pleasurable CD, deserves to find friends, shows us how gifted and dedicated a pianist Goldstone is and we admire and praise him for music off the beaten track. The sound quality is very good. The picture on the cover is delightful.

” —David Wright
International Piano

A scintillating recital of colourful miniatures. To hear Goldstone affectionately shaping with effortless virtuosity his own skilful transcriptions [of Tchaikovsky] has one relishing these timeless phrases afresh. Exquisite poise and timing… beguiling finesse and tonal subtlety

” —Julian Haylock
American Record Guide

Each new release from Anthony Goldstone presents us with something special. If one adds the pianist’s literate writing and the fine piano sound, this becomes another feather in the cap of a true keyboard explorer.

” —Becker
Midwest Record

a dandy solo piano set in which Goldstone serves up a tasty tour de force where he doesn’t just take a spin through a handful of opera classics, he puts his own spin to them as well. Goldstone proves he can play anything with such absolute mastery, subtlety and style… a great talent on top of his stride

” —Chris Spector