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DV 4154
British music for Piano Duo

British 20th century music for piano duo

The Classical Shop
release date: April 2011

Originally recorded in 1996


Goldstone and Clemmow

piano duo


St John the Baptist, Alkborough


Anthony Goldstone

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Total Time - 73:12
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Serenade in E minor, Op. 20

1 I I. Allegro piacevole 2:53
  Elgar's own version for piano duet  
2 II II. Larghetto 4:49
  Elgar's own version for piano duet  
3 III III. Allegretto - tempo primo 2:20
  Elgar's own version for piano duet  



Prelude and Fugue in E flat major

4 I I. Prelude 2:08
  for two pianos  
5 II II. Fugue 3:09
  for two pianos  



Miniature Suite

6 I I. Minuet 1:05
  for piano duet  
7 II II. Barcarolle 2:06
  for piano duet  
8 III III. English Dance 1:13
  for piano duet  



Elegy In Memoriam William Morris

  Holst's two piano version, adapted from The Cotswolds Symphony  

The Planets

10 I Mars, The Bringer of War 6:12
  Holst's original version for two pianos  
11 II Venus, The Bringer of Peace 7:06
  Holst's original version for two pianos  
12 III Mercury, The Winged Messenger 3:46
  Holst's original version for two pianos  
13 IV Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity 7:37
  Holst's original version for two pianos  
14 V Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age 8:41
  Holst's original version for two pianos  
15 VI Uranus, The Magician 5:14
  Holst's original version for two pianos  
16 VII Neptune, THe Mystic 6:23
  Holst's original version for two pianos  
 Goldstone and Clemmow piano duo

Previously issued to great sucess by Olympia, this album has been in great demand since it went out of print. The stunning playing is appropriate to the marvellous music: from Elgar’s beautiful ’Serenade’ in his own duet version, and most especially in ’The Planets’ which even without orchestral colour is so obviously a great masterpiece. This is not the later version arranged by Day and Lasker and recently recorded, but Holst’s original two-piano version, created (but not published) prior to the well known orchestral version.

"...This excellent disc thus presents an enjoyably varied programme offering a revivifying slant on British piano music."
Jonathan Woolf - - 15 October 2012

 "As with all of their releases so far, I find the choice of repertoire matched by [the duo’s] fabulours performances. These are two consummate musicians completely in tune with each other’s playing. Inventive programming that has uncovered many unknown works and resurrected others has made them one of the most enjoyable duos I have become acquainted with over the past several years."

Harrington - American Record Guide - November/December 2012 

"...This is my first exposure to the piano team of Goldstone and Clemmow, and it certainly makes me want to hear more from them. They possess subtlety, power,elegance, and intellect... As often as I’ve heard  The Planets , I still think this recording reveals elements of the piece that no number of orchestral renditions can attain. This CD deserves to reach an audience well beyond that of lovers of obscure two-piano literature."

Dave Saemann - Fanfare - November/December 2012

                 Performance ****    Recording ****

"Goldstone and Clemmow are tremendous in The Planets, its dissonances startlingly modern..."

Daniel Jaffé - BBC Music magazine - September 2012

"...The mixture on this disc of old wine in new bottles, together with a splash of Beaujolais nouveau, is one to savour."

Piers Burton-Page - International Record Review - September 2012

“...asborbing recital... the keyboard duo do full justice to this mighty creation [The Planets]”

Kevin Bryan - UK Regional Press

“A wonderful recording of piano rarities, expertly performed. If you are piano fans, Holst fans, Planets fans, or Goldstone and Clemmow fans, and missed out on this recording in its original incarnations, don’t make the same mistake twice. This is musicianship at its best, in ear opening interpretations.”

Jean-Yves Duperron - Classical Music Sentinel

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