transcribed by Max Lippold and Anthony Goldstone. World Première Recording
Anthony Goldstone (piano)
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This recording is the first in a two-volume series of transcriptions and paraphrases for solo piano of music by Tchaikovsky, most of which are receiving their first recordings. Volume one concerns orchestral concert works and operatic music; the second is of his ballets. He himself has long been recognised as a master of piano writing, the most famous example being his Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23, famously pronounced unplayable (and worthless) by the great pianist Nikolai Rubinstein but which has become one of the best loved and most performed of all piano concertos. Tchaikovsky himself made piano versions of his own works, mostly for four hands, and approved paraphrases of his works by an admired piano virtuoso such as Paul Pabst (see volume 2 – Divine Art DDA25106 due for release in late 2012).
17th June 2012
“This first of two volumes of Tchaikovsky transcriptions...has the exhilaration not just of the music itself...but of defiant medium-crossing. The glorious Serenade for Strings could not be better calculated for such forces, but creating stringiness on an essentially percussive instrument...brings an added zest.”
14th June 2012
“Goldstone plays them all with great fluency and panache, if without quite the range of keyboard colour that such virtuoso vehicles really need.”
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