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DA 5028

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9/ Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3

The Classical Shop
release date: September 2007

Originally recorded in 2007


Anthony Goldstone


Caroline Clemmow



St John the Baptist Church, Alkborough, North Lincolnshire

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Divine Art



Total Time - 71:27
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Symphony No. 9 'From the New World' in E minor, Op. 95 (1893)

1 Adagio - Allegro molto 8:46
2 Largo 10:10
3 Scherzo (molto vivace) 7:52
4 Allegro con fuoco 10:30



Symphony No. 3 'Scottish' in A minor, Op. 56 (1842)

  Piano duet version by the composer  
5 Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato - Assai animato - Andante come prima 12:37
6 Vivace non troppo 4:19
7 Adagio 7:54
8 Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai 9:19

There are hundreds of works which have been arranged for piano duet, many quite mediocre. But there are some magnificent works, including those selected by Goldstone & Clemmow, Britain’s top duo. The two symphonies on this disc are such examples, both having been written by the composers as original versions and not as an afterthought. We believe that this is the first recording of the "Scottish" Symphony in this version.

“So good are these performances that I quite forgot I was listening to totally familiar works in an unusual setting. In the case of the Dvorák, I am sure there is evidence here that the composer was, far from being the poor writer for piano of popular myth, a true master of his medium, so well does the work develop…this New World will take a great deal of beating. It is simply that good.”

Dvorak Society Newsletter

“Both symphonies are given the most satisfactory performances which are full of life, verve and great sensitivity… the sound and presentation is good... You should acquire this disc even if you only play it once. It is a real joy. Recommended. One does not have to say more. The disc recommends itself.”

Music Web

“Goldstone and Clemmow are alive to the spirit of the music, showing admirable poise, and easy momentum and a wide range of colour... This is highly rewarding duet playing. I like, too, the recording, which offers a welcome feeling of space between listener and instrument without seeming distanced or vague.”

Stephen Pettitt

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