Music and Vision homepage

Magical Places - Evocative Symphonic Poems for Piano Duet



Playing time: 69'13"
Tracks: 11
Booklet pages: 16
© 2012 Goldstone & Clemmow, Divine Art Ltd
Reviewer: Howard Smith
Review of Magical Places - Evocative Symphonic Poems for Piano Duet published on 8 September 2012

Listen: Lyadov: The Enchanted Lake (track 6, 2:31-3:34)

Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow, piano duet

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) edited by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arranged by Nikolai Artsybushev:
1 Night on Bald Mountain (first recording)

Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960):
2 Midsummer Vigil (Swedish Rhapsody No 1)

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962):
Escales (first recording)
3 Rome-Palermo
4 Tunis-Nefta
5 Valencia

Anatoly Lyadov (1855-1914), arranged by Vasily Kalafati:
6 The Enchanted Lake (first recording)

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), arranged by Erwin Stein:
Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes (first recording)
7 Dawn
8 Sunday Morning
9 Moonlight
10 Storm

John Ireland (1879-1962):
11 The Forgotten Rite

Locations can be magical in many ways - musically they can be exotic, inspired by a holiday taken by the composer, expressions of a culture or of nature. Here, special places range from England (Britten's Aldeburgh) to Siberia and North Africa. These evocative symphonic poems for piano duet all express some fascination with locale which have excited a composer and brought about these exquisite and Romantic pieces.


 << Music & Vision home                New releases >>