In their fifth CD for Divine Art, Britain's leading piano duo explore the east from Israel to Siberia, from Persia to Bali. The influences are diverse. McPhee spent much time in Bali, while John Mayer was in effect one of the founders of the "world music" genre. Anthony Goldstone has newly arranged Achron's "Hebrew Melody" for piano duo and prepared a performing edition of Holst's wonderful "Beni Mora" suite from the transcription made by Holst's pupil Nora Day.
Most of these splendid pieces are recorded here for the first time.
R E V I E W S:
"This is a thoroughly enjoyable disc. That it’s also musically elevated, in performances of sweep and sensitivity, and splendidlyRead more recorded, is no surprise. Ornithologists will note the Golden Oriole on the booklet cover, a bird that ranges as freely as the music enshrined therein."
- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
"This fine husband-and-wife piano duo plays this colourful programme with a sensitivity to atmosphere that consistently beguiles the senses. I've a soft spot for the Russian Orient, so the pieces by Borodin (In the Steppes of Central Asia) and Glière (Orientale) quickly established themselves as favourites, but the biggest surprise here is John Mayer's Sangit Alamkara Suite, a veritable maelstrom of coruscating eclecticism and invention." (Awarded Four stars )
- Julian Haylock, Classic FM Read less
Works on This Recording
Yiddish Dancesby Adam Gorb Performer:
Caroline Clemmow (Piano),
Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
Period: 20th Century Written: England