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GRIEG FOR PIANO DUO
GOLDSTONE & CLEMMOW

A most important world première recording - possibly the world's most loved piano concerto, in the arrangement for two pianos partly written by Grieg himself.  The CD also contains the first recording of Grieg's piano version of the Homage March indomitably played as always by Britain's leading piano duo.

CD DURATION:  77:35

AUDIO SAMPLE: Piano Concerto: 3rd
movement



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tracks:

Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16
(arr. Grieg, Thern)
Peer Gynt: Suite no. 1, op. 46
Mozart (arr. Grieg): Piano Sonata in C, K. 545
Norwegian Dances, op. 35
Sigurd Jorsalfar: Homage March,op. 56, no. 3

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“Played with compelling freshness… with Goldstone pulling out all the stops and Clemmow integrating and balancing the accompaniment to perfection… an outstanding recital” – Julian Haylock (International Piano)
“Divine Art…has produced a wide range of interesting and eminently worthwhile records. In terms of the Grieg centenary I have to commend a disc which… is an important and valuable one… played by the very gifted two –piano team. The recording quality is splendidly true and excellently balanced. A fascinating disc, the musicianship of these two players being particularly and consistently impressive.” – Robert Matthew-Walker (International Record Review)
“Divine Art has released another winner… these pieces stand on their own as minor masterpieces for the keyboard. This is a CD I will be replaying many times, as I have with other Divine Art recordings featuring these marvellous players.” – Frank Behrens (Keene Sentinel)
“I found the whole experience of listening highly congenial… the recording is very well judged. The playing is buoyant and sensitive by turns; this duo has a real flair for the unexpected. An unusual perspective on a much-abused warhorse – with the added attraction of some equally diverting companion works”- Jonathan Woolf (MusicWeb)

“Here we have a knockout performance [ of the Concerto] that took me by surprise. This should be required listening for anyone learning this concerto. I can't recall enjoying a release in this way before... given the high quality of Goldstone and Clemmow's interpretations and their near-perfect ensemble... this is rather special.” – Harrington (American Record Guide)

“A disc of charm and curios… four-handed Grieg and Mozart provide consistent pleasure”­ – Mike Ashman (Gramophone)
“The indefatigable piano duo in world premières of Grieg’s own two-piano version of his Concerto and “Sigurd Jorsalfar March” ××××      Jeremy Nicholas (Classic FM Magazine)
“admirably clear-sighted…the artistry of Goldstone and Clemmow brings the music to life… self-recommending” - Colin Anderson (International Record Review)
“The veteran two-piano team of Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow have been torrential in delivering unfamiliar versions of classics from the hinterland of the repertoire. But in their latest disc, they have surpassed themselves. The result is wonderful” - Michael Tumelty (Glasgow Herald)
“the music comes through with a “minty” freshness that stimulates and excites.. these pieces can becomes part of the staple repertoire”. – Gerald Fenech (ClassicalNet)
“This version of the concerto certainly has appeal. Another revelation is the inclusion of the two-piano version of the Mozart…a charming gilding of the lily. An interesting and well-performed programme. The recording quality is solid and clear. Catch this one while it’s available” - David Blomenberg (MusicWeb)