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Anthony Goldstone
(piano)

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Described by The New York Times as “a man whose nature was designed with pianos in mind”, ANTHONY GOLDSTONE is recognised as one of Britain’s most respected pianists, a judgment confirmed when the BBC issued his performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto at the London Promenade Concerts in their CD series “Radio Classics”. Born in Liverpool he studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music (which later honoured him with a Fellowship) where his piano professor was Derrick Wyndham, and later in London with Maria Curcio, one of Schnabel’s greatest pupils - which incidentally makes him a sixth-generation pupil of Beethoven. Inspired by this wonderful heritage Goldstone has always regarded the classics and romantics as being at the heart of his repertoire; this is illustrated by two past CD projects: a series on the Olympia label of rare Russian Romantics - Lyapunov, Arensky and Glière, and a series of six CDs on the Divine Art label devoted to the major solo works of Schubert: “Goldstone is a native speaker of Schubert in the highest degree. This is perhaps the greatest version of the work [Sonata, D. 959] I have ever encountered, either live or on disc.” - Fanfare, USA. His two most recent solo CDs for Divine Art are of favourite Beethoven works, but typically including a world first - Moscheles’s transcription of the overture to Fidelio: “absolutely compelling” - Musical Opinion, and “Tzigane”, a treasury of Gypsy-inspired music: “Don’t miss” - Classic FM Magazine.

International prizes in Munich and Vienna and a Gulbenkian Fellowship launched him on a busy schedule of recitals and concertos, of which he plays eighty. His travels have taken in concert appearances in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and Australasia, prestigious festival invitations and very many broadcasts. Numerous London appearances have included important solo recitals and Promenade Concerts, notably the Last Night, after which Benjamin Britten wrote to him, “Thank you most sincerely for that brilliant performance of my Diversions. I wish I could have been at the Royal Albert Hall to join in the
cheers.”

Complementary to the mainstream repertoire is his avid interest in exploring intriguing musical byways - not only unknown works by acknowledged masters, leading to première recordings and performances of Elgar (the Enigma Variations in Elgar’s own piano solo version on Elgar’s own piano), Parry (the Sonatas etc. on Parry’s own piano), Sibelius, Bruch, Franck, Mendelssohn, Holst etc., but also unjustly neglected nineteenth-century composers such as Goetz, Herzogenberg, Alkan and Moscheles. He founded the ensemble The Musicians of the Royal Exchange of which he is pianist/director and which has performed works by over a hundred composers. Finally, he and his wife Caroline Clemmow comprise a prominent piano duo whose recordings, broadcasts and concert appearances receive wide praise from public and critics alike. Their acclaimed seven-CD cycle of the complete original four-hand music of Schubert, including works not found in the collected edition, is probably a world first. When it is appropriate Goldstone introduces the music he plays informally and informatively, considering the rapport he creates with his audience to be of major importance.

Following a recital containing Schubert’s Wanderer-Fantasie and Beethoven’s Diabelli-Variations, Die Presse of Vienna wrote of him,
“A musician with a sense of the grand manner, long lines unfolding without interruption, strongly hewn rhythms, warmth, a touch displaying the qualities of colour and cantabile, in addition to possessing a sure technique and real strength. An even greater impression was created by his astonishingly profound spiritual penetration.”

Goldstone’s completions and realisations of several works by Schubert and Mozart have been greeted with enthusiasm by musicologists and listeners alike.

 

CD details:

 

 

(solo):
21202 Schubert Piano Masterworks 1
21203 Schubert Piano Masterworks 2
21204 Schubert Piano Masterworks.3
24118 Britten: Resonances
25029 Beethoven Piano Music
25033 Tzigane
25051 Unheard Mozart
25067 A Night at the Opera
25073 The Piano at the Ballet
25076 The Piano at the Carnival
25081 Vladimir Rebikov piano music
25083 Reinhold Glière piano music
25084 Sergei Lyapunov piano music
25085 Anton Arensky piano music
25086 Inspiration
25093 Tchaikovsky Transcriptions, vol. 1
25100 Mussorgsky piano music
25106 Tchaikovsky Transcriptions, vol. 2

(duo CDs with Caroline Clemmow):
24154  The Planets & other British works
25020  Tchaikovsky for 4 hands
25024  Explorations - British piano music
25026  Schubert Piano duos
25028  Dvořák & Mendelssohn Symphonies
25032  Orientale
25038  Whettam: Piano Music
25039  Schubert Piano Duos, vol. 2
25042  Grieg for Piano Duo
25046  Mozart on Reflection
25056  Burlesque - music by Brian Chapple
25070  Chopin for Piano Duo
25089  The Jazz Age
25098  Hans Gál: complete piano duos
25101  Delicias
25104 Magical Places

     

COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY: (see also Goldstone & Clemmow list)

1. divine art  CDs:

Tchaikovsky (trans. Siloti): The Sleeping Beauty, Act III; Tchaikovsky (trans. Kashkin): Swan Lake Pas de Trois; Pabst: Concert Paraphrase on The Sleeping Beauty; Grainger: Paraphrase on Waltz of the Flowers
  Divine Art dda25106 (2013)

Mussorsgky: Pictures from an Exhibition (manuscript version with additional alternative versions); Hopak (earlier version); On the Southern Shore of Crimea (Gurzuf); Ein Kinderscherz (laeter version); From Memories of Childhood - Nurse and I / First Punishment; In the Village; The Seamstress; Impromptu Passionné; Intermezzo in modo classico
  Divine Art dda25100 (2011)

Tchaikovsky: Marche slave, Op. 31; Potpourri on Themes from 'The Voyevoda' ; Theme and Variations from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G major, Op.55 (transcribed Lippold/Goldstone); Serenade for String Orchestra in C major, Op. 48 (transcribed Lippold/Goldstone)
  Divine Art dda25093 (2012)

Schubert, arr. Liszt: Ave Maria; Rossini, arr. Liszt: La danza (Tarantella Napolitana); Villa-Lobos: Choro no 5 (Alma Brasileira); Casella: Variations on a Chaconne, Op. 3; Schnabel: Walzer, Op. 15 No. 3; Mozart: Rondo in A minor, K. 51; Beethoven: Fantasie, Op. 77; Chopin: Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44; Reger: Marias Wiegenlied, Op. 76 No. 52; Schumann, aarr. Liszt: Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1
  Divine Art dda25086 (2010)

Arensky: 12 Préludes, Op. 63; Essais sur des rythmes oubliés, Op. 28; 12 Études, Op. 74; Arabesques (Suite), op. 67; 3 Morceaux, Op. 42
  Divine Art dda25085 (2010)

Lyapunov: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 27; Barcarolle in G sharp minor, Op. 46; Variations on a Georgian Theme, Op. 60; Fêtes de Noël, Op. 41; Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 8; Mazurka No. 8 in G minor, Op. 36
  Divine Art dda25084 (2010)

Glière: 25 Préludes, Op. 30; 3 Mazurkas, Op. 29; 12 Esquisses, Op. 47
  Divine Art dda25083 (2010)

Rebikov: Les démons s'amusent (from Op. 15); Les géants dansent (from Op. 27); Feulles d'automne, Op. 29; Une fête, Op. 38; Chansons blanches, op. 48; Esclavage et liberté, op. 22; Two Episodes from 'Yolka', Op. 21; Trois idylles, Op. 50; Scènes bucoliques, Op. 28; Tableaux pour enfants, Op. 37; Parmi eux, Op. 35
  Divine Art dda25081 (2009)

Khachaturian, arr. Dolukhanian: Masquerade Suite; Schumann: Carnaval, op. 9; Chopin: Souvenir de Paganini (Carnival of Venice); Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 (The Carnival of Pesth);
Smith: Fantaisie Brillante on Verdi's Uun Ball in Maschera , op. 10; Dvorák: Carnival Overture, op. 82
  Divine Art dda25076 (2009)

Liszt: Concert Paraphrase on Verdi's Rigoletto; Reminiscences of Bellini's Norma; Gluck, arr. Sgambati: Melodie from dance of the Blessed Spirits (Orfeo ed Euridice);
Chopin: Variations, op. 2, on 'La ci darem' from Mozart's Don Giovanni; Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Rachmaninov: The Bumble Bee, from Tsar Saltan;
Grainger: Ramble on the last love duet in Der Rosenkavalier; Busoni: Chamber Fantasy on Bizet's Carmen; Wagner, arr. Liszt: Isoldes Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde
Mendelssohn: Fantasy on 'The Last Rose of Summer'; Grünfeld: Soirée de Vienne, op. 56 - Concert Paraphrase on Waltz Motives from Der Fledermaus
  
Divine Art dda25067 (2008)

Mozart (completed & realised by Goldstone): Piano Sonata in C major; Minuet in D major; Allegro in B flat major, K. 400 ; Sarabande from Suite K. 399; Gigue in C minor; Sonata movement in C major, K. deest; Fantasie in D minor, D. 397; Piano Sonata in G minor.
   Divine Art dda25051 (2007)

Bridge: Dramatic Fantasia; Gargoyle; Ireland: Ballade of London Nights; Britten: Five Walztes; A Little Idyll; Night Piece (Notturno); Berkeley: Six Preludes, Op. 23; Stevenson: Sonatina Serenissima; Matthews: Five Studies.
   Diversions 24118 (2006)

Whettam: Night Music (with other works)
  Divine Art 25038 (2006)

Kodály (arr , Goldstone): Dances of Galánta; Haydn (arr. Goldstone): Gypsy Rondo (Rondo all' ongarese from Trio in G, Hob XV/25; Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6; Busoni: Chamber Fantasy on Bizet's Carmen; Brahms (arr. Goldstone): Hungarian Dance no. 11; Brahms: Hungarian Dance no. 2; Dohnányi: Rhapsody in F sharp minor, Op.11 no. 2; Falla: Fantasia Baetica; Holmès: Rêverie Tzigane; Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody no. 1
  Divine Art 25033 (2005)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Piano Sonata in C minor, ("Pathétique"), Piano Sonata in F minor ("Appassionata"), Variations on "God Save the King", Fidelio Overture
   Divine Art 25029 (2004)

Hedges: Piano Sonata, op.53 (with other works)
   Divine Art 25024 (2003)

Schubert: 17 Ländler, D.366; “Diabelli” variation, D. 718; Piano Sonata in C (Reliquie), D. 840 (completed by A Goldstone); Piano Sonata in A minor, D. 845; Piano Sonata in D, D.850; 4 Impromptus, D. 899; Allegretto in C minor, D. 900 (Completed by A Goldstone);
   Divine Art 21204 (2003)

Schubert: 2 Scherzi, D. 593; Adagio in E, D. 612; 6 Moments Musicaux, D. 780; 3 Klavierstücke, D. 946; Piano Sonata in A, D. 959; Piano Sonata in C minor, D. 958; 12 Valses Nobles, D. 969
   Divine Art 21203 (2001)

Schubert: Piano Sonata in A, D. 664; Wanderer-Fantasie, D. 760; Piano Sonata in G, D. 894; Allegretto in C minor, D. 915; 4 impromptus, D. 935; Piano Sonata in B flat, D. 960;
   Divine Art 21202 (2001)

2. other labels:

Alkan: Deuxième Concert da Camera in C# minor (with the Morhange Ensemble)
   Symposium 1062 (1992)

Alkan: Prelude “J’étais endormie”, op.31 no.13; Beethoven: Für Elise, WoO 59; Brahms: Hungarian Dance no.5 in F# minor; Chopin: Grand Valse Brillante in A flat, op.34, no.1; Coleridge-Taylor: 24 Negro Melodies, op.59 - no.10 Deep River; Daquin: Le Coucou; Debussy: Suite Bergamasque no.3 - Claire de Lune; Gershwin: Prelude no.1; Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits & Melodie (from Orpheus et Euridice); Gottschalk: Le Bananier, op.5; Granados: Goyescas, part 1, no.4 - the Maiden and the Nightingale; Grieg: In Ola Vale, In Ola Lake (Norwegian Popular Melodies, op.66, no.14); Joplin: Elite Syncopations; Liszt: Années de Pèlerinage (1e année)- no 7 (Eclogue); Lyadov: A Musical Snuff-box, op.32; MacDowell: To a Wild Rose (Woodland Sketches, op.51 - book 1, no.1); Mendelssohn: Songs without Words, book 4, op.53 - no.5 Volkslied; Mozart: Minuet in D, K.355; Rossini: Petite Caprice à la Offenbach; Schubert: Impromptu in A flat, D. 899, no.4; Schumann: Träumerei (Kinderszenen, op.15, no.7); Scriabin: Étude in D# minor, op.8, no.12; Tchaikovsky: November - Troika (The Seasons, op.37, no.11).
   Amphion PHICD 123 (1993) cass PHI123

Arensky: Essais sur des rythmes oubliés, op.28; 3 Morceaux, op.42; 12 Preludes, op.63; Arabesques (suite), op.67; 12 Études, op. 74
   Olympia OCD 692 (2001) nla - now reissued as divine art dda25085 - see above

Baines: Paradise Gardens; Balfe: Come into the Garden, Maude; Chopin: Prelude in G flat, op.25,no.9; Debussy: Estampes no. 3 - Jardins sous la pluie; Joplin: Gladiolus Rag; MacDowell: To a Water Lily (Woodland Sketches, op.51 - book 2, no.1); Massanet: Deux Impressions - no.1 (Eau Dormante); Mendelssohn: Fantasy on the Last Rose of Summer, op.15; Rimsky-Korsakov: The Flight of the Bumble Bee; Sinding: Rustle of Spring (6 Pieces, op.32, no.3
   Albany TROY 183 (1995)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4 in G, op.58 (with RPO/Del Mar)
   BBC BBCRD 9110 (1995)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4 in G, op.58 (finale only)(with RPO/Del Mar) with other works
   BBC BBCM 5004-2 (1999)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no.4 in G, op.58 (with RPO/Del Mar)
   BBC NAD 002 (1997)

Beethoven: 3 Piano Quartets, WoO 36 (with Cummings String Trio)
   Meridian CDE 84098 (1986) cass: KE 77098 (1985)

Brahms: Ziguenerlieder, op.103, nos 1-5; Britten: The ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard; Coleman (arr.): Deck the Halls; Ding Dong Merrily on High; (with London Chorale/Coleman)
   private LP/cass. recording (1986)

Chopin: Mazurka in B flat, op.7 no.1; Nocturne in E flat, op.9, no2; Nocturne in F minor, op.15, no.2; Ballade no.1 in G minor, op.23; Mazurka in E minor, op.41, no.2; Nocturne in C minor, op.48, no.1; Polonaise in A flat, op.53; Berceuse, op.57; Mazurka in F# minor, op.59, no.3; Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor. Op.66; Mazurka in C, op.68,no.1; Nocturne in C# minor, op.posth
    Oryx LP BRL 55 (c.1972)

Chopin: Préludes, op.28, nos.3,6,7,10,15,20,21,23,24; Scherzo no.2 in A flat, op.31; Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, op.35 (Funeral March);
   Oryx LP BRL 56 (c.1972)

Chopin: Études,op.10, no.3 in E & no. 12 in C minor; op.25, no.9 in G flat;  Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante, op.22; Polonaise in A, op.40, no.1; Ballade no.4 in F minor, op.52; 2 Valses, op.64; Valse in A flat, op.69, no.1; Valse in G flat, op.70, no.1
   Oryx LP BRL 57 (c.1972)

Elgar: “Enigma” variations, op.36 - both original and final versions; Dream Children, op.43; Presto; Rosemary “That’s for Remembrance”; Griffinesque; In Smyrna; Sonatina; May Song; Idylle; Skizze; Echo’s Dance (from The Sanguine Fan); Carissima; Adieu.
   Cobbe Fndtn./National Trust MRCD 94001 (1994)

Glière: 3 Mazurkas, op.29; 25 Preludes, op.30; 12 Esquisses, op.47
   Olympia OCD 711 (2002) nla - now reissued on divine art dda25083 - see above

Herzogenberg: Variations on the Minuet from Mozart's Don Giovanni, op.58;  Capriccio, Op. 107
   Toccata Classics TOCC 0010 (2005) (also includes music for four hands played by Goldstone & Clemmow)

Holst: Arpeggio Study; Deux Pièces; Toccata; A Piece for Yvonne; Chrissemas Day in the Morning; Two Folk Song Fragments; Nocturne; Jig; Lambert: Sonata; Elegy; Elegiac Blues;
   Chandos CHAN 9382 (1995)

Holst: Quintet in A minor, op.3; Jacob: Sextet in B flat, op.6 (with members of Elysian Wind Quintet)
   Chandos CHAN 9077  (1992)

Lyapunov: Nocturne in D flat, op.8; Piano Sonata in F minor, op.27; Mazurka in G minor, op.36; Fêtes de Noël, op.41; Barcarolle in G# minor, op.46; Variations on a Georgian Theme, op.60
   Olympia OCD 688 (2000) - nla - now reissued as divine art dda25084 - see above

Mendelssohn: Violin Sonata in F (1820); Violin Sonata in F minor, op.4; Violin Sonata in F minor (1838) (with Yossi Zivoni)
   Meridian CDE 84229; cass. KE 77229 (1993)

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
   Amphion PHICD 125 (1993)

Moyzes: Piano Sonata in E minor, op.2; Divertimento, op.11; Brigand Rhapsody, op.52; Two Studies in the Form of Prelude and Fugue;
   Olympia OCD 346 (1996)

Parry: Piano Sonata no. 1 in F; Piano Sonata no.2 in A minor/major; Theme and Nineteen Variations; Charakterbilder (Seven Ages of Mind); Adagissimo.
   Albany TROY 132 (1994)

Pitfield: Piano Concerto no. 1 (1947) (with the Royal Northern College of Music Orchestra/Andrew Penny)
   Naxos 8.557291 (2005)

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (with Bedfordshire County Youth Orchestra/Michael Rose)
   Private issue LP AMFMS 121 (1977)

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals (with Ian Brown - piano 2, members of the RPO, Arwel Hughes)
   Enigma LP VAR 1047 (1977)

Schubert: Wanderer-Fantasie, D. 760; 6 Moments Musicaux, D. 780
   Oryx LP BRL 49 (c1972)

Schumann: Toccata, op.7; Carnaval, op.9; Arabeske, op.18; Fantasiestücke, op.111;
   Oryx LP BRL 60 (c1972)

Sibelius: Piano Quintet in G minor (with Gabrieli String Quartet)
  Chandos CHAN 8742 (1989)