Catalogue No: DDA 25033
EAN/UPC: 809730503320
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Release Date: April 2005
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 77:30
Sample: Brahms Hungarian Dance no.2

A dazzling display of fireworks from the keyboard, this new recording by Anthony Goldstone shows to best effect both his virtuosity and musicianship. Featuring four world première recordings and three superb arrangements by the pianist, a piano showcase of the highest standing.

The cover image for this CD is the painting “Gypsy Dancer” by the remarkable artist Nina Mikhailenko whose work is full of vitality and passion (see her website).

Track Listing

    Zoltan Kodály:

  1. Dances of Galanta (16:07)
  2. Josef Haydn:

  3. Rondo al’ongarese from Trio in G major, Hob.XV.25 (3:30)
  4. Franz Liszt:

  5. Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6 (7:15)
  6. Fuerruccio Busoni:

  7. Chamber Fantasy on Bizet’s “Carmen” (7:51)
  8. Johannes Brahms:

  9. Hungarian Dance no 11 (3:07)
  10. Hungarian Dance no . 2 (3:04)
  11. Ernst von Dohnányi:

  12. Rhapsody in F sharp minor, op. 11 no. 2 (6:54)
  13. Manuel de Falla:

  14. Fantasia baetica (12:12)
  15. Augusta Holmès:

  16. Reverie Tzigane (4:09)
  17. Georges Enescu:

  18. Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 (12:23)


Ronald Stevenson

It is the best piano-recording – the best pianism – we’ve heard for a long time.

” —Ronald Stevenson
Musical Opinion

quite spectacular feats of brilliant pianism… exciting and full of real tension. A programme of stunning virtuosity enhanced by musicianship of the highest quality.

” —Denby Richards
Pianist Magazine

Goldstone is spot on in his choice, The real joy is his skill as an arranger… he delves into this music with sprightly sparkling joy and daredevilry… finely recorded and beautifully presented

” —Marius Dawn
Classical Music Guide Online Forum

virtuosic playing that even someone like Cziffra has not traversed… Goldstone is not only a first-rank pianist but also a superb transcriber and arranger. To perform [Galanta Dances] makes technical demands on the pianist that have to be heard to be believed. Highly recommended.

” —Lance G. Hill
New Classics

[Goldstone] shows both his virtuosity and musicianship… a sparkling display of the highest quality. This appealing, accessible music is played by a musician at the top of his form.

” —John Pitt
International Piano

Goldstone’s playing is outstanding… sheer joy. Exhilarating music

” —Shirley Ratcliffe

unashamedly virtuosic and played with sensitivity, passion and technique equal to the task… A pianistic tour de force without a doubt, and most warmly recommended.

” —Evan Dickerson
Glasgow Herald

a wee goldmine of dazzlingly-played music with a strong Hungarian flavour, a heavily paprika-ed aroma, and containing some spicy and previously undiscovered nuggets.

” —Michael Tumelty
Classic FM Magazine

the music is, as you’d expect, tuneful, scintillating and easy on the ear… a most enjoyable disc. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

” —Jeremy Nicholas
International Record Review

Goldstone’s playing is outstanding… sheer joy. Exhilarating music

” —Colin Anderson