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The seven discs in this reissue box were originally released as individual albums between 1999 and 2000. They document a monumental project by the marvelous husband-and-wife four-hand piano team of Caroline Clemmow and Anthony Goldstone, and the box makes a worthy companion to their three-volume collection of “unauthorized” four-hand transcriptions of Schubert works arranged by his friends and colleagues. These discs present all of the known pieces that were actually written by Schubert for piano four hands — as far as we know, he wrote nothing for two pianos — and they tend to be lighthearted marches and dances, plus sets of themes with variations. Clemmow and Goldstone play with seemingly effortless virtuosity and intelligence and are very well recorded.

—Rick Anderson