“It is puzzling why he does not enjoy a higher public profile. Goldstone’s accounts generally stand up well to the competition – a buoyant Rigoletto paraphrase, for example, and a keenly detailed and dramatic Carmen Chamber Fantasy. [A] generously filled disc accompanied by the pianist’s own excellent booklet.”
“In splendidly assertive sound there can be no mistaking the grand manner. Goldstone delivers some superbly judged shadowy-misty textures [in the Busoni] – a miracle pulled off with consummate and evidently natural skill. The Chopin shines in poised finery. The effect is completed with de luxe production values for the whole package.” –
“Several [of the pieces], rarely heard, are especially welcome in Goldstone’s most musical hands. None are played as mere virtuoso vehicles, though he certainly does not lack the technical ability to wow an audience. A most likable and satisfying recital. Goldstone knows how to get to the heart of everything he plays, writes his own entertaining notes, and enjoys excellent sound.”
American Record Guide
“Anthony Goldstone delights us with A Night at the Opera. This is entertaining stuff. Virtuoso playing is provided by Goldstone”
Liverpool Daily Post
“ Tony Goldstone rejoices in these cascading miniatures as gloriously inventive and musically satisfying pieces in their own right... played like this one would think them to be bona fide masterpieces. An outstanding collection performed with exemplary grace and style.”
“Anthony Goldstone has been at the forefront of imaginative recital and recording programming for many years. The real bon-bon of the collection is Grünfeld’s Soirée de Vienne; sheer delight from beginning to end! Lovely music to end a brilliant recording. Anthony Goldstone has produced a gem of a disc with glorious melodies lovingly adorned by both composers and pianist. The sound is just right for my taste and the notes (by Goldstone) are rich in both information and enthusiasm.”
David Hackbridge Johnson
“His playing is effortless. At the same time it is never glib – he must work very hard indeed to play this series of finger-busters. This is how this repertory should be played. Bravo, Anthony Goldstone!”
Raymond S. Tuttle
International Record Review
“This disc is a pure delight from start to finish... it should be one of the piano highlights of the year. [A] hugely enjoyable disc which is jam packed at just 30 seconds less than 80 minutes long... with the glorious virtuosity of Anthony Goldstone to round off that perfect experience. This is truly an essential purchase for lovers of good operatic and piano music.”
" Played with real charm. Of all the CDs I’ve heard of these virtuoso showpieces based on other music this is one of the best ... a great pianist."
BBC 3 CD Radio Review - 16 June 2008
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