Glasgow Herald

Just a year ago, pianists Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow were embarking on a huge, two-stage tour of Scotland’s music societies, a journey that developed into a memorable saga, with stunning revelations about repertoire as each programme unfolded. (I drove around the country, following their progress.) Now, some of the cream of that repertoire is available on disc, especially in the mind-blowing arrangement, for piano duet, of Schubert’s Trout Quintet, the existence of which Goldstone stumbled over, then tracked down to Vienna. Made in Vienna in 1829, shortly after the composer’s death, the arrangement is not just incredibly faithful to the text, as it were, of The Trout, but encapsulates the spirit of the entire piece. Glorious performance, splendid recording and much more than just a curiosity, as is the fascinating collection of arrangements – including the Rosamunde Overture – that comprise the rest of the disc. Rating: ***** (top award)

—Michael Tumelty