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Anthony Goldstone (piano)

A dazzling display of fireworks from the keyboard, this new recording by Anthony Goldstone shows to best effect both his virtuosity and musicianship. Featuring four world première recordings and three superb arrangements by the pianist, a piano showcase of the highest standing.

The cover image for this CD is the painting "Gypsy Dancer" by the remarkable artist Nina Mikhailenko whose work is full of vitality and passion - www.artistnina.com


AUDIO SAMPLE: Brahms Hungarian Dance no.2






TRACKS:     (* = first recording )

Kodály (arr. Goldstone): Dances from Galánta *
Haydn (arr. Goldstone): Gypsy Rondo (Rondo
all’ ongarese from Trio in G, Hob XV/25, with cadenza by Schubert) *
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no. 6
Busoni: Chamber Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen
Brahms (arr. Goldstone): Hungarian Dance
no. 11 *
Brahms: Hungarian Dance no. 2
Dohnányi: Rhapsody in F sharp minor,
Op.11 no. 2
Falla: Fantasia Baetica
Holmés: Rêverie Tzigane *
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody no. 1 (in the composer’s piano transcription)

review extracts: for full reviews click here
"Goldstone is spot on in his choice, The real joy is his skill as an arranger... he delves into this music with sprightly sparkling joy and daredevilry... finely recorded and beautifully presented" - Marcus Dawn (Pianist magazine)
“quite spectacular feats of brilliant pianism… exciting and full of real tension. A programme of stunning virtuosity enhanced by musicianship of the highest quality.” - Denby Richards (Musical Opinion)
“[Goldstone] shows both his virtuosity and musicianship… a sparkling display of the highest quality. This appealing, accessible music is played by a musician at the top of his form.” – John Pitt (New Classics)
It is the best piano-recording - the best pianism - we've heard for a long time.” - Ronald Stevenson (composer)
“expression rich enough to be given an immediate encore… it is a revelation to listen [in the Falla piece] to Goldstone’s rhythmically emphatic, even clinical approach, against which the slower sections exude hypnotic fascination . ” – Colin Anderson (International Record Review)
“the music is, as you’d expect, tuneful, scintillating and easy on the ear… a most enjoyable disc. Four stars"- Jeremy Nicholas (Classic FM Magazine)
“a wee goldmine of dazzlingly-played music with a strong Hungarian flavour, a heavily paprika-ed aroma, and containing some spicy and previously undiscovered nuggets.” - Michael Tumelty (Glasgow Herald)
“unashamedly virtuosic and played with sensitivity, passion and technique equal to the task… A pianistic tour de force without a doubt, and most warmly recommended.” - Evan Dickerson (MusicWeb)
  “Goldstone’s playing is outsanding… sheer joy. Exhilarating music” Shirley Ratcliffe (International Piano)
  “virtuosic playing that even someone like Cziffra has not traversed… Goldstone is not only a first-rank pianist but also a superb transcriber and arranger. To perform [Galanta Dances] makes technical demands on the pianist that have to be heard to be believed. Highly recommended.” – Lance Hill (Classical Music Guide)