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THE PIANO AT THE BALLET, vol. 2
ANTHONY GOLDSTONE

Subtitled 'The French Connection' this sequel to the popular and critically acclaimed first volume contains well known pieces such as 'Les Biches' and 'Pulcinella' and some fascinating rare excerpts from ballets such as 'The Flames of Paris' and the quirky 'The Boiled Egg' by Thiriet. The album also includes two works later choreographed: Debussy's Printemps and the Françaix Serenade. Each work is by a French composer or linked by subject to Paris.

This was the last solo recording made by 'the brilliant Anthony Goldstone' (BBC Music Magazine) and we are sorry that he did not live to see it released. As an example of both his superb musicianship and also his constant desire to record fine but neglected works (see the link above to see his discography), it is as good as any and a wonderful memorial to his work and passion.

Quick link: DDA 25073 THE PIANO AT THE BALLET VOl. 1

CD DURATION:  79:54

AUDIO SAMPLE: 'Le Cloune' from 'Les Forains' by Henri Sauguet




dealer release date: June 16, 2017
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CD program:
Francis Poulenc:
Les Biches - excerpts
Henri Sauguet:
Les Forains - excerpts
Jean Françaix:
Serenade for Small Orchestra
Maurice Thiriet:
L'Oeuf à la Coque
Boris Asafiev:
The Flames of Paris - Pas de Deux
Claude Debussy:
Printemps
Igor Stravinsky:
Pulcinella - excerpts

review extracts: for full reviews click here

A rich serving of French and French-inspired delights, all recorded in their solo piano arrangements for the first time. - Oliver Condy (BBC Music Magazine)