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THE PIANO AT THE CARNIVAL
ANTHONY GOLDSTONE

Carnival is a concept of public merry making enjoyed in many countries and a natural inspiration for composers. In the second of his trilogy of piano music related to public entertainments Anthony Goldstone again excels in musicianship in a superb programme which includes the first recording of the entirety of Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite in the piano version.

Be sure also to check out Anthony Goldstone's companion CDs The Piano at the Ballet (DDA25073) and A Night at the Opera (DDA25067)

playing time: 76.31
direct sale price:  £12.00
audio  sample: Khachaturian Masquerade Suite: Galop (part)  
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tracks:
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 UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, op. 10
Dvorák:
CARNIVAL OVERTURE, op. 82

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“This CD is truly a pleasure from first note to last and is the ideal successor to the sensational “A Night at the Opera” (dda25067). With his unique style and deftly nimble fingerwork, Anthony Goldstone brings these works to life in an uncanny manner. Truly a memorable disc... I really cannot recommend this issue too highly.” – Gerald Fenech (ClassicalNet)

“This is a most successful record. This is because Anthony Goldstone takes each piece entirely on its own merits. I am full of praise for his unusual juxtaposition of repertoire. This is a genuine recital programme, made more important... for containing three world première recordings. What is particularly impressive is that the really serious music here all receives excellent performances by this admirable artist. This is strongly recommended.” – Robert Matthew-Walker (Musical Opinion)
“Inspired programming from Divine Art here. [The Khachaturian} is a marvelously managed transcription... well worth seeking out. [In Carnaval ], Goldstone's pianistic fluency serves him well... [his] fluid legato is a joy. Goldstone entertains still more in the Liszt... it is easy to revel in the sheer virtuosity of it all.” – Colin Clarke (Fanfare)
“An ingenious programme combining the familiar with a clutch of novelties. There is no lack of flair or finesse in these performances. An enjoyable disc-with-a-difference complemented by the pianist's own exemplary booklet.” – Jeremy Nicholas (Gramophone)
“ 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)
“Goldstone is one of the most resourceful pianists currently before the public. He has done wonders... such gusto and brilliance...fine tonal light and shade... ebullient, admirably buoyant playing that marshals avalanches of notes with immense flair. “ – Neville Cohn (Oz Arts Review)
“A challenge that Anthony Goldstone rises to with exhilarating aplomb... athletically virtuoso outbursts... are thrown off with thrilling abandon. Gloriously uninhibited virtuoso pianism./.. just the right degree of excited intensity. Bravo!” - Julian Haylock (International Piano)
“Anthony Goldstone is something of a miracle. He learns quickly and is willing to explore a wide and often untapped repertoire. Something of an unusual disc but nicely planned and shedding some fascinating insights on the whole idea of ‘mardi-gras' for piano solo.” – Gary Higginson (Musicweb)
“A remarkable box of rare goodies is this, played with stunning virtuosity” – Peter Spaull (Liverpool Daily Post)