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Inescapably Attentive

British music
for piano duo -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... Mercury emerges with captivating ethereal qualities.'

Holst: The Planets and other British piano duos - Goldstone and Clemmow. © 2011 Divine Art Ltd

Elgar conducted the first private performance of his Serenade for Strings, given by the Worcester Ladies' Orchestral Class. Its first public performance was in Antwerp, Belgium on 21 July 1896.

Sympathetically played though this duo piano version is, in my book it cannot compare with strings of the Sinfonia of London conducted by John Barbirolli (EMI Masters 6317882) or the English Chamber Orchestra with Paul Goodwin (harmonia mundi HMG507258).

Composer Frank Bury (1910-1944) was killed during the Normandy airborne landings...

Copyright © 16 January 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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BRITISH PIANO DUOS - GOLDSTONE AND CLEMMOW

GOLDSTONE AND CLEMMOW

DIVINE ART LTD

PIANO MUSIC

UNITED KINGDOM

EDWARD ELGAR

GUSTAV HOLST

THE PLANETS

ENGLAND

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