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THE PIANO AT THE BALLET
ANTHONY GOLDSTONE

The final part of Anthony Goldstone's brilliant triptych of recitals including transcriptions, variations, fantasias, and arrangements of music from public 'spectacles' - the first two CDs attracted enormous critical praise and this volume is no less fine, containing perhaps a few more well-known themes, such as those from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, but in fresh and new arrangements by the performer - indeed most of the music here is receiving its first recording.

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CD DURATION:  79:52

AUDIO SAMPLE: Pas de Deux from Minkus's "Don Quixote"




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tracks:
Tchaikovsky/Goldstone:
Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker
Carl Maria von Weber:
Invitation to the Dance
Manuel de Falla:
Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo
Minkus/Goldstone:
Pas de Deux from Don Quixote
W A Mozart:
Ballet Music from Ascanio in Alba
Scott Joplin:
Elite Syncpations
Tchaikovsky/Goldstone:
Le Cygne Noir - Pas de Deux from Swan Lake
Ernst von Dohnányi:
Adaptation of the Waltz from Delibes' Naïla
Edward Elgar:
Echo's Dance from The Sanguine Fan
Tchaikovsky/Goldstone:
"Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux" from Swan Lake
Fryderyk Chopin:
Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
(Les Sylphides)

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“Goldstone revels in these transcriptions and his playing can only be admired, He has a wonderful ability to get to the heart of the music. He is a communicator o f the highest order. It is a very pleasurable CD, deserves to find friends, shows us how gifted and dedicated a pianist Goldstone is and we admire and praise him for music off the beaten track. The sound quality is very good. The picture on the cover is delightful” – David Wright (Wrightmusic)

“ Goldstone proves he can play anything with such absolute mastery, subtlety and style... a great talent on top of his stride. Taking his piano wizardry to familiar themes...each one is such a joy.” – Chris Spector (MidWest Record)
“A scintillating recital of colourful miniatures. To hear Goldstone affectionately shaping with effortless virtuosity his own skilful transcriptions [of Tchaikovsky] has one relishing these timeless phrases afresh. Exquisite poise and timing… beguiling finesse and tonal subtlety” – Julian Haylock (International Piano)

“A generous and very varied selection of music… {Goldstone's arrangements] are made with great skill and understanding. Any dance studio [would] be delighted to have a pianist of half this skill. Essentially an enjoyable recital… it would be hard to be bored by it or finish listening to it other than in a cheerful mood.” – John Sheppard (MusicWeb)

“A series of inventive arrangements... sparkling instrumental fare from one of Britain’s most respected classical pianists” – Kevin Bryan (UK Regional Press)

“Mr Goldstone proves himself a fine arranger... in an amply filled disc, Goldstone delivers up some remarkably clean and virtuosic playing. Production quality of the first order. Interesting and thorough program notes along with excellent sound quality make for an outstanding presentation.” – Kevin Sutton (MusicWeb)

“Each new release from Anthony Goldstone presents us with something special. If one adds the pianist's literate writing and the fine piano sound, this becomes another feather in the cap of a true keyboard explorer.” – Becker (American Record Guide)