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EXPLORATIONS
20th & 21st century British Piano Music
GOLDSTONE & CLEMMOW

Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow are Britain’s top piano duo, and have an extensive discography, as well as an incredibly busy concert schedule.  On this CD they play both together and individually, to present for the first time major piano works by British composers.

ALL  TRACKS ARE WORLD PREMIÈRE RECORDINGS

CD DURATION:  76:51

AUDIO SAMPLE: Hedges: Aphorism no.5 - Allegro(extract)





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The disc contains:

KENNETH LEIGHTON (1929-1988):
 Prelude, Hymn & Toccata, op.96       
(Goldstone & Clemmow - two pianos)
GUSTAV HOLST (1874-1934); arr. Vally Lasker (1885-1978):
Japanese Suite, op.33                        
(Goldstone & Clemmow - two pianos)
RONALD STEVENSON (b.1928):
Two Chinese Folk Songs                     
(Goldstone & Clemmow - piano duet)
ANTHONY HEDGES (b.1931):
Three Explorations, op.145                
Caroline Clemmow
Piano Sonata, op. 53                         
Anthony Goldstone
Five Aphorisms, op.113                      
Caroline Clemmow

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“This is a very worthwhile disc in each of the four categories that make an album desirable: choice of repertoire, performance, technical quality of recording and documentary presentation.. .admirable performances… this CD is strongly recommended” – Robert Matthew-Walker (Musical Opinion)
"Goldstone & Clemmow are a British institution in the best sense of the word... the duo's playing is beyond reproach” – Roger Thomas (International Record Review)
“a stimulating collection, splendidly presented by a first-class piano duo… Excellent recording throughout.” - Gramophone
“Their playing of the major duo and duet repertoire always tingles with excitement and rewards with perceptive musicianship. And this disc is no exception. Whether at one or two pianos, what we hear is both virtuoso and illuminating… If you haven't already guessed it, I was bowled over by this disc and urge you to have a similar experience by buying it” – Graham Saunders (MusicWeb) .
"Outstanding performances from Goldstone and Clemmow: nothing catches out rhythmic imprecision like two pianos and they are right on the button every time; excellent recorded sound, too" - Martin Anderson (International Piano)
“Another of the Divine Art's intriguing delves into the repertoire…The excellence of the recording serves only to enhance this production. There are significant things here – not always easily prised open, it's true, but all the more valuable for that very reason." - Jonathan Woolf (MusicWeb)
“The sheer energy of the [Leighton] music is finely mirrored in Anthony Goldstone's and Caroline Clemmow's thrillingly dynamic performance… It is good to have these works available on disc and Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow give them all sterling advocacy.” – Christopher Thomas (MusicWeb)
“ An unusual disc, beautifully played, good recording and exceptionally good notes.” – Arthur Baker (FRMS Bulletin)
“Many thanks for sending the CD. I’ve now listened to it about 3-4 times - wonderful. I can’t thank you enough… really fabulous! -  fantastic!  I think the notes are excellent... in fact the CD and the book looks, as well as sounds, beautiful.”   - Jo Leighton (widow of Kenneth Leighton)
"Many thanks and congratulations for your new CD...very imaginative programme... good luck for it... first class pianism... bravo times 2!" - Ronald Stevenson
“What a masterly, perceptive and sensitive performance of the Sonata - positively magisterial and just how I would like to play it if only I were able. Nothing anywhere that I would want to change and so much to admire. Congratulations and many thanks… it couldn’t be given better advocacy And the first of the Aphorisms, which I always feel is the hardest of the lot to get right, is spot on…. I am greatly indebted to you” - Anthony Hedges
“Have just listened to the Japanese Suite, and very lovely it is too” - Colin Matthews (composer, and administrator of the Holst Foundation)

Goldstone & Clemmow's fans (and they have many, world-wide) will know to expect exemplary presentation with illuminating liner notes, and thisis no exception. Buy , and you will not have any regrets! - Peter Grahame Woolf (Musical Pointers)