Daily Classical Music

One of the pianist stalwarts of our age, Anthony Goldstone has always provided me with the greatest of pleasure by the consistency of his interpretations. He delights in the unusual in his choice of material and this Divine CD dda25093 is no exception. Max Lippold, H Hanke and Tchaikovsky himself are the arrangers of these four works. The most unusual is the selection from the early opera The Voyevoda .

The name ‘H Cramer’ is in fact Tchaikovsky! Reference books list him as Henri Cramer although this may be an invented catch phrase or nom de plume . The selection is most familiar in its customary orchestral setting, but these performances re-enhance their popularity.

—Bill Newman