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"BURLESQUE" - Piano music by Brian Chapple

Brian Chapple is a British composer of great skill who has not yet been as fully recognised as he deserves. This CD includes music for both solo piano and piano duo, demonstrating a range of styles from the very serious "Requies" to the fun-filled and jazz-inspired "Burlesque".  As ever, performed to perfection by Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow.


AUDIO SAMPLE: Burlesque no. 4 (extract)  






Burlesque (two pianos)
Goldstone & Clemmow
Piano Sonata (solo piano)
Requies  (solo piano)
Anthony Goldstone
Bagatelles diverses (solo piano)
Caroline Clemmow
Four pieces from "A bit of a Blow" (piano duet)
Goldstone & Clemmow

review extracts: for full reviews click here

“[Chapple] has written some attractive music of real substance. So impressed was I by [the] Sonata that I took Anthony Goldstone's superb pianism for granted. His performance really is magnificent. Caroline Clemmow's playing of [the Bagatelles] is wonderful.. the richness of her playing towards the end of the work is superb. Anthony Goldstone really gets inside [Requies] conjuring up and intense and mesmerising performance. Jazz rhythms embrace [Four Pieces from ‘A Bit of a Blow' in a piano performance of style and panache showing this duo's astonishing artistry and versatility.” – “The Classical Reviewer”

“Certainly a find for those that love to discover the new. Goldstone and Clemmow bring [Chapple] the kind of exposure that will move him from the ranks of the cult hero. Dazzling players in their own right, this is a solid set that opens the ears whether moving through fun or serious works. Tasty” – Chris Spector (Midwest Record)
“ It is a great pleasure to be able to welcome a disc of unfamiliar music by a composer who is not well known but who has something to say and the ability to say it interestingly and economically. [His music exhibits] careful craftsmanship and precision of effect. The present disc offers a useful and enjoyable overview of his music in recent years and raises the obvious question as to why music of such quality is not heard more often. The playing of both players seems wholly convincing, and indeed wholly at the service of the music. There are full and useful notes and the recording quality is excellent. I very much hope that Divine Art will have the success they deserve with this enterprising and very enjoyable disc.” – John Sheppard (MusicWeb)