dda 25046                      WORLD PREMIÈRE MOZART!
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Mozart wrote one complete sonata for two pianos, the famous D major, here in a superb performance. But he also left sketches of a second work in B flat, which has been completed and realised by Anthony Goldstone.   Together with Goldstone's transcription of the Adagio and Rondo, originally written for glass harmonica, and arrangements by Busoni and Grieg, this is perhaps one of the most fascinating and unusual programmes of Mozart available.

CD DURATION:  79:14  

AUDIO SAMPLE: Sonata in B flat (3rd mvt)







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

review extracts: for full reviews click here
It's wonderful to have a new 2-piano sonata to add to the D Major. And this is every bit its equal. The writing has terrific energy and momentum, with all the finesse and nobility (and wit) of Mozart himself - and some gorgeous tunes. The playing is brilliant and highly-charged, the parts so seamlessly integrated that it sounds like a spirited conversation between two clever and charming friends (which of course it is.) And the
recording is rich and dynamic. - a satisfied customer (ex-Radio 3)
“well recorded disc… the Piano Sonata in B flat major… is a truly intriguing find and again it comes alive quite magically. Divine Art deserve praise for venturing into this two piano repertoire which is reaping significant results for the label in this neglected field. Copious notes by Anthony Goldstone set the seal on a most stimulating release.” - Gerald Fenech (ClassicalNet)
“Played with vitality and rich humanity...delightful revelations…[Goldstone’s B flat sonata realisation] is a tour de force… a living, breathing work of which even the master would have been proud.” – Julian Haylock (International Piano)
“this is a valuable release, with fine recorded quality… Goldstone and Clemmow are a talented duo, able to immerse themselves both in their own lines and in those of their partner. The choices of tempo, dynamic contrast and phrasing carry quiet conviction.” – Peter Branscombe (International Record Review)

... wonderful release. Anthony Goldstone shows us that his compositional and arrangement skills are the equal to his pianistic ones. The performance [of K448] can only be described as sparkling. Excellent sound and interesting booklet notes round off a very enjoyable release. Harrington (American Record Guide)

“This is a major addition to the repertoire. The performances are both lovingly attentive to detail and fizz with energy, and the recorded sound is as natural as the morning sun.” - Martin Anderson ( Klassisk Musikkmagasin (Norway)
“This disc of keyboard music for four hands has a claim to our attention beyond the mere excellence of the playing, the indefatigable Goldstone offering his realisation of an abandoned Sonata in B flat major for two pianos... It’s well worth hearing. Lovely disc, complemented by Goldstone’s notes.” - Jeremy Nicholas (Gramophone)
“Some of the most attractive pieces in the Mozart repertoire.. sparkling rendition of the Overture from The Magic Flute” – Kevin Bryan (Stirling News)