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Now in their second score of years making music together, described by The Gramophone as “a dazzling husband and wife team” and by International Record Review as “a British institution in the best sense of the word”, leading British piano duo Goldstone and Clemmow consists of internationally known artists ANTHONY GOLDSTONE and CAROLINE CLEMMOW. One of Britain’s most respected musicians, Anthony Goldstone (“a man whose nature was designed with pianos in mind” - New York Times) has played in six continents and with many leading orchestras and conductors. Caroline Clemmow, described by the Daily Telelgraph as “the ideal chamber music partner”, has travelled widely as soloist and in chamber music, including an extensive tour of the former Soviet Union. As well as their rapidly increasing number of duo recordings (now over thirty), each has recorded widely in other fields.

As a duo their extremely diverse activities in two-piano and duet recitals and double concertos have taken them all over the British Isles as well as to Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.A., their four visits there in five years being rewarded with standing ovations. Their highly praised commercial recordings include many world premières - for example Rimsky-Korsakov’s own spectacular version of Scheherazade (with Capriccio Espagnol etc.), hailed by CD Review as “such imaginative, technically commanding performances ... every bit as intoxicating as the orchestral version.” In the four years preceding the millennium they issued no less than thirteen CDs, including “The Virtuoso Piano Duo” (two-piano works by Brahms, Chopin, Gershwin etc.), The Planets in Holst’s original two-piano version, first recordings of Britten, the six double concertos of Soler and the ground-breaking Schubert cycle mentioned below. A recent CD included world premières of authentic four-hand versions of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony and Romeo and Juliet: “mind-blowing ... gloriously played” - The Glasgow Herald; “the impeccable precision, tonal allure and stylish panache of Goldstone and Clemmow's playing is sheer pleasure” - BBC Music Magazine.

They have made many London appearances, including the Alkan Festival, one of the numerous festivals in which they have featured. Their B.B.C. broadcasts have often included first hearings of unjustly neglected works, demonstrating their enterprising repertoire, mixing famous masterpieces and fascinating rarities, which they frequently unearth themselves, into absorbing and highly entertaining programmes.

They presented the complete duets of Mozart for the bicentenary (1991); inspired by the success of this venture they decided to take on a much greater challenge - to perform the vast quantity of wonderful music written by Schubert specifically for four hands at one piano. This they first did in 1993 (and have since repeated on three occasions) in a mammoth cycle of seven concerts, which, in its completeness, including works not found in the collected edition, its researched spoken introductions and its original programme format, must surely have been a world first. The world-famous Schubert authority Professor Brian Newbould wrote in The Musical Times of this cycle: “It was an occasion, or rather seven occasions, for adding immeasurably to one’s understanding of Schubert’s craft as well as his art. The Goldstone/Clemmow performances invited one superlative after another.” All the music was subsequently recorded on seven Olympia CDs, pronounced a “Herculean service to music” by Newbould.

Goldstone and Clemmow have gained a special reputation for their refreshing, enthusiastic approach to concert-giving, including - where appropriate - informal yet informative spoken introductions, and they attach an extremely high value to the warm rapport they create with their audiences.

COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY (see also Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow solo lists)
Note: arrangers/transcribers have not all been named.  Several of the CDs listed include other works and some (Gamut, Olympia) are no longer available.
The list includes performances on two pianos and as four hands on one piano.

1. Divine Art CDs

Mussorgsky, arr. Artsybushev: Night on Bald Mountain; Alvén: Midsummer Vigil (Swedish Rhapsody No. 1); Ibert: Escales; Lyadov, arr. Kalafati: The Enchanted Lake; Britten, arr. Stein: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; Ireland: The Forgotten Rite.
  Divine Art DDA 25104 (2012)

Chabrier: España; Granados, arr. Bartlett & Robinson: Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor; Lecuona, arr. Nash: Malagueña; Rodrigo: Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez; Chaminade: La Sévillane, Op. 19;Falla, arr. Bertram: Noches en los jardines de España; Saint-Sa ns: La jota aragonese, Op. 64; Rimsky-Korsakov: Capricco espagnol, Op. 34; Tárrega, arr. Goldstone: Grand Vals
  Divine Art DDA 25101 (2011)

Bainton:  Miniature Suite; Bury: Prelude and Fugue in E Flat; Elgar: Serenade in E minor, op.20; Holst: Elegy (from The Cotswolds Symphony); The Planets
  Diversions DDV 24154 (2011)

Gál: Serbische Weisen, op.3; Concertino, op.43; 3 Impromptus; 3 Marionettes, op.74; Pastoral Tune (arr. Goldstone)
  Divine Art DDA 25098 (2011)

Gershwin: An American in Paris; Embreaceable You (arr. Whitney, Grainger); Milhaud: La création du monde; Hill: Jazz Studies; Seiber: Easy Dances; Moyzes: Jazz Sonata, Op. 14; Carmichael: Star Dust (arr. Merkur)
   Divine Art DDA 25089 (2010)

Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 (arr. Chopin & Mikuli for 2 pianos); Rondo in C major, Op, 73 (2 pianos); Variations on a Theme of Rossini (arr. A. Goldstone for piano duet); Valse in D flat major, Op. 64 no. 1(arr. F. Corder for 2 pianos); Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9 no. 2 (arr. O. Sutro for 2 pianos); Variations on a National Air of Moore; (completed A. Goldstone - piano duet);  Brahms: Etude nach Fr. Chopin (arr. A. Goldstone for 2 pianos); Goldstone: Revolutionary Raindrop Rag; Schütt: Valse-Paraphrase d'après Chopin, Op. 58 no. 1 (2 pianos)
   Divine Art DDA 25070 (2009)

Chapple: Burlesque; Piano Sonata; Bagatelles diverses; Requies; Four Pieces from "A Bit of a Blow"
   Divine Art DDA 25056 (2007)

Mozart: Overture, "The Magic Flute", K. 620  (arr. Busoni); Sonata in B flat major for two pianos (realised by Goldstone); Piano Sonata in G major, K. 283 (2nd piano part by Grieg); Adagio and Rondo in C, K. 617 (arr. Goldstone); Sonata in D major for two pianos, K. 448

   Divine Art DDA 25046 (2007) Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 16 (arr. Grieg, Thern); Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, op. 46; Norwegian Dances, op. 35; Homage March from "Sigurd Jorsalfar", op. 56 no. 3; Mozart (Arr. Grieg): Piano Sonata in C major, K. 545
   Divine Art DDA 25042 (2006)

Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat, D. 898 (arr. Gahy); Notturno in E flat, D. 897 (Arr. Gahy); Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D. 821 (arr. Gahy); "Friendship" Rondo in D major, D. 608
   Divine Art DDA25039 (2006)

Graham Whettam Piano Music: Night Music; Ballade hébraïque; Prelude, Scherzo and Elegy; Fantasy; Prelude and Scherzo Impetuoso
   Divine Art DDA 25038 (2006)

Holst: Beni Mora Oriental Suite, op. 29 no.1 (arr Day, Goldstone); Gorb: Yiddish Dances; Saint-Saëns: Caprice arabe, op. 96; Borodin: In the steppes
of Central Asia; Glière: Orientale, op. 38 no.17; McPhee: Balinese Ceremonial Music; Mayer: Sangit Alamkara Suite; Achron (arr Auer, Goldstone): Hebrew Melody
   Divine Art DDA 25032 (2005)

Dvorak: Symphony no. 9 ("New World"); Mendelssohn: Symphony no.3 ("Scottish")
   Divine Art DDA 25028 (2004)

Schubert: "Trout" Quintet, D.667 (arr. Czerný); Rosamunde Overture, D.644 (arr.Hüttenbrenner); Waltzes (arr. Prokofiev); Adagio from String Quintet in C, D.956 (arr. Ulrich); Goldstone: Polonaise in B flat, realised from Schubert D.618a sketches; Poldini: Study for two pianos on Schubert's Impromptu in B flat, D.899, no.2
   Divine Art DDA 25026 (2004)


Holst (arr. Lasker): Japanese Suite, op.33; Leighton: Prelude, Hymn & Toccata, op.96; Stevenson: Two Chinese Folk-Songs;
Hedges: Three Explorations; Five Aphorisms, Piano Sonata
   Divine Art DDA 25024 (2003)

Tchaikovsky:  50 Russian Folk-Songs - nos 10,12,13,17,18,19,23,27,31,32,33,34,42,47,48,49;  Romeo & Juliet; Symphony no. 4 in F minor, op.36;
   Divine Art DDA 25020 (2002)

2. other labels:

Alkan: Benedictus, Op. 54; Impromptu sur le Choral de Luther 'Un fort rempart est Notre Dieu', Op. 69 (both transcribed for two pianos by Roger Smalley); Saltarelle, Op. 47; Fantaisie à quatre mains sur Don Juan, Op. 26; Trois Marches, Op. 40; Bombardo-Carillon; Finale, Op.17 (all for piano duet)
   Toccata Classics TOCC 0070 (2011)

Herzonenberg: Theme and Variations, Op. 13 (2 pianos); Variations on a Theme of Brahms, Op. 23 (4 hands at one piano); Allotria, Op. 33 - Book 1 (4 hands at one piano); Waltzes, Op. 53 (4 hands at one piano)
   Toccata Classics TOCC 0010 (2005) (also includes works for solo piano played by A. Goldstone)

Schubert: Polonaise in F, D. 599, no.4; Marche Héroique in D, D. 602, no.3; Rondo in D, D. 608; 2 Ländler in E, D. 618, part 1; Deutscher Tanz mit
Zwei Trios, d. 618, part 2; Grand Duo in C, D. 812; Grand Marche et Trio in E, D. 819, no.6; Polonaise in F, D. 824, no.2;  Schumann: Polonaise no.1;
   Olympia OCD 671 (1998 -nla)

Schubert: Polonaise in B flat minor, D. 599, no.1;  Variations on an Original theme, with Introduction, in B flat, D. 603; Overture in F minor/major, D. 675;
Grand Marches et Trios -  in E flat, D. 819, no.1; - in E flat minor, D. 819, no.5; Polonaise in B flat, D. 824, no.3; Fantasie in F minor, D. 940;
Schumann: Polonaise no. 2;
   Olympia OCD 672 (1998 -nla)

Schubert: 3 Marches Militaires, D. 733; Deutsche Tanz in E flat, D. 783, no.8; Ländler, D. 814, nos. 1 & 2; Divertissement à la Hongroise, D. 818;
Grand Marche et Trio in G minor, D. 819, no.2; Polonaise in A, D. 824, no.5; Rondo in A, D. 951; Polonaise in B flat (realised by A. Goldstone from D. 618a sketches); Schumann: Polonaise no. 3;
   Olympia OCD 673 (1999 -nla)

Schubert: Fantasie, D. 1; Variations on an Original Theme in A flat, D. 813; Ländler, D. 814, nos. 3 & 4; Grand Marche et Trio in D, D. 819, no.4;
Polonaise in D, D.824, no.4; Grande Marche Funèbre in C minor, D. 859; March in G (Kindermarsch), D. 928; Schumann: Polonaise no.4;
   Olympia OCD 674 (1999 -nla)

Schubert: Fantasie, D. 9; Polonaise in E, D. 599, no.3; Variations on a French Song, D. 624; Deutsche Tanz in C, D. 783, no.9; Polonaise in E, D. 824, no.6; Deux Marches caractéristiques, D. 886; Grande Marche Héroique, D. 885; Duo in A minor, D. 947; Schumann: Polonaise no.5;
   Olympia OCD 675 (1999 -nla)

Schubert: Polonaise in D minor, D. 599, no.1; Marche Héroique in B minor, D. 602, no.1; Grande Sonate in B flat, D. 617; Overture in G minor, D. 668;
16 Deutche Tänze, D. 783; Grand Marche et Trio in B minor, D. 819, no.3; Polonaise in D minor, D. 824, no.1; Schubert: Variations on a Theme from Hérold’s Marie ; Fugue in E minor, D. 952; Schumann: Polonaise no.6;
   Olympia OCD 676 (1999 -nla)

Schubert: Fantasie, D. 48; Marche Héroique in C, D. 602, no.2; Two Écossaises, D. 783, part 2; Divertissement sur des motifs originaux français, D. 823; Allegro moderato and Andante, D. 968; Schumann: Polonaises nos, 7 & 8;
   Olympia OCD 677 (1999 -nla)

Alkan: Fantasy on Mozart’s Don Giovanni; Beethoven: Ich Denke Dein. WoO 74; Franck: Duo on God Save the King ; Herzogenberg: Variations on a
Theme of Brahms, op.23; Mendelssohn/Moscheles: Variations Brillantes on the Gipsy March from Weber’s Preciosa ; Schubert: Variations on a Theme from Hérold’s Marie ;
   Symposium 1037 (1988)

Alkan: Bombardo-Carillon
   Symposium 1062 (1992)

Arensky: 6 Children’s Pieces, op.34, no.2 (The Cuckoo); Brahms: Souvenir de Russie: - no.4 the Nightingale; Bridge: Cherry Ripe (2 Old English Songs, no.2); Delius: On hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Fauré: Dolly, op.56 - no.3 Le Jardin de Dolly; Grieg: Morning Mood (from Peer Gynt); Ourville: Soirés Musicales - no 3 In the Garden; Parry: The Flowers of Edinburgh (Popular British Tunes, no.13); Ravel: Le jardin féerique (La mère l’Oye, no.5); By the Fountain
(12 Four-handed Pieces, op. 85, no.9); Tchaikovsky: Waltz of the Flowers (from Nutcracker); Volmann: Hungarian Sketch, op.24, no.7 - Under the Linden Tree;
   Albany TROY 183 (1995)

Bainton:  Miniature Suite; Bury: Prelude and Fugue in E flat; Elgar: Serenade in E minor, op.20; Holst: Elegy (from The Cotswolds Symphony); The Planets;
   Albany TROY 198 (1996) / Olympia PCD 683 (2000) both nla - see diversions DDV 24154 above

Balakirev: On the Volga; Brahms: Waltz in A, op. 39, no.15; Bruch: Swedish Dances, op.63 - no. 14; Chopin (arr. Goldstone): Variations on a Theme of Rossini; Dvořák: Slavonic Dance in G minor, op.46, no.8; Fauré: Dolly, op.56 - no.1 Berceuse; German: Merrymaker’s Dance (from Nell Gwynne); Gottschalk: La Jota Aragonesa;  Granados: Marcho Miltare no 1 in D; Grieg: Norwegian Dance in D minor, op.35, no.1; Hiller: Operetta without Text, op.106 - Nuptial Eve; Mendelssohn: Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Moszkowski: Spanish Dance in G minor, op.12, no.2; Padarewski: Tatra Album, op. 12 - no.2; Respighi: The Little Highlanders (Six Little Pieces, no.6); Rimsky-Korsakov: Tarantella (from Paraphrases); Saint-Saëns: Feullet d’Album; Schubert: Marche Militaire in D, D. 733, no.1; Schumann: Garden Melody (12 Four-handed pieces, op.85, no.3); Tchaikovsky: 50 Russian Folk-Songs - no.49; Wagner: Polonaise in D; Weber: March, op 60, no.7.
   Meridian CDE 84238; cass. KE 77238 (1993)

Brahms: Sonata in F minor, op.34b; Chaminade: La Sévillane, op.19; Chopin: Rondo in C, op.73; Gershwin: Variations on I Got Rhythm ; Philipp: Caprice; Sauer: Die Spieluhr;  Schütt: Valse-Paraphrase, op.58, no.1;
   Olympia OCD 626 (1997 -nla)

Britten: Two Lullabies; Paul Bunyan Overture; Introduction and Rondo alla Burlesca, op.23, no.1; Mazurka Elegiaca, op.23, no.2; Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, op.10; McPhee: Balinese Ceremonial Music;
   Olympia OCD 648 (1998 - nla)

Dohnányi: Waltzes, op.3; Goldmark: Tänze, op.22; Grieg: Valses Caprices, op.37; Herzogenberg: Waltzes, op.53; Hummel: New Waltzes with Trios followed by a Great Battle-Coda, op.91; Schubert (arr. Brahms): 17 Ländler, D.366 - nos 1-11; Strauss (arr. Goldstone): Wiener Blut, op.354;
   Amphion PHICD 128 (1994)

Fibich:  Sonata in B flat, op.28; Goetz: Sonata in G minor, op.17; Moscheles: Grande Sonate in E flat major, op.47;
   Meridian CDE 84327; cass. KE 77237 (1992)

Gál: Serbische Weisen, op.3; Concertino, op.43; 3 Impromptus; 3 Marionettes, op.74; Pastoral Tune (arr. Goldstone);
   Olympia OCD 709 (2001) nla - see divine art dda25098

German: Suite - Four Pianoforte Duets; Massanet: Première Suite, op.11; Rachmaninov: Six Morceaux, op.11; Sinding: Suite (Épisodes chevaleresques), op.35;
   Amphion PHICD 129 (1995)

Holst: Two Dances for Piano Duet
   Chandos CHAN 9382 (1995)

Lloyd:  Aubade; Eventide; The Road through Samarkand;
   Albany TROY 248 (1997)

Moyzes: Jazz Sonata, op.14
   Olympia OCD 346 (1996 -nla)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, op.34; Scheherazade, op.35; Neapolitan Song, op.63;
   Gamut GAMCD 521 (1990)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, op.34; Scheherazade, op.35; Neapolitan Song, op.63;
   Amphion PHICD 127 (1994) / Olympia OCD 630 (1997) both nla

Schubert: Grand Marche et Trio in E flat minor, D. 819, no.5; Fantasie in F minor, D. 940;
   BBC Music Magazine BBC SCH 1 (1999)

Soler: Six Concertos for Two Keyboard Instruments
   Olympia OCD 636 (1997 -nla)

Stravinsky: Petrouchka
   Amphion PHICD 125 (1993)



goldstone and clemmow piano duo
 
CD details:
see also solo lists for Goldstone & Clemmow
 DDV 24154 The Planets/British Piano Duos
 DDA 25020 Tchaikovsky for Four Hands 
 DDA 25024 Explorations: British piano music
 DDA 25026 Schubert "Unauthorised" Piano Duos I
 DDA 25028 Dvorak/Mendelssohn Symphonies
 DDA 25032 "Orientale"
 DDA 25038 Graham Whettam Piano Music
 DDA 25039 Schubert "Unauthorised" Piano Duos II
 DDA 25042 Grieg for Piano Duo
 DDA 25046 Mozart on Reflection
 DDA 25056 Brian Chapple Piano Music
 DDA 25070 Chopin for Piano Duo
 DDA 25089 The Jazz Age
 DDA 25098 Hans Gál: The Complete Piano Duos
 DDA 25101 Delicias - Spanish Delights
 DDA 25104 Magical Places