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Orientale - Music For Piano Duo Inspired By The East / Goldstone & Clemmow Duo


Release Date: 05/30/2006 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 25032   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Adam GorbCamille Saint-SaënsAlexander BorodinGustav Holst,   ... 
Performer:  Caroline ClemmowAnthony Goldstone
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 splendidly
Read 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
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Works on This Recording

1.
Yiddish Dances by Adam Gorb
Performer:  Caroline Clemmow (Piano), Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Caprice arabe for 2 Pianos, Op. 96 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Caroline Clemmow (Piano), Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
3.
In the steppes of central Asia by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Anthony Goldstone (Piano), Caroline Clemmow (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
4.
Beni Mora, Op. 29 no 1/H 107 by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Caroline Clemmow (Piano), Anthony Goldstone (Piano)
Written: 1909-1910; England 
Notes: Arranger: Nora Day. 
5.
Oriental Song by Reinhold Gliere
Performer:  Anthony Goldstone (Piano), Caroline Clemmow (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
6.
Balinese Ceremonial Music by Colin McPhee
Performer:  Anthony Goldstone (Piano), Caroline Clemmow (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
7.
Sangit Alamkara Suite by John Mayer
Performer:  Anthony Goldstone (Piano), Caroline Clemmow (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
8.
Hebrew Melody for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33 by Joseph Achron
Performer:  Anthony Goldstone (Piano), Caroline Clemmow (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Poland 
Notes: Arrangers: Leopold Auer; Anthony Goldstone. 

Sound Samples

Yiddish Dances (version for piano duet): No. 1. Khosidl: Andante
Yiddish Dances (version for piano duet): No. 2. Terkishe: Allegro molto -
Yiddish Dances (version for piano duet): No. 3. Doina: Meno mosso, rubato -
Yiddish Dances (version for piano duet): No. 4. Hora: Andante con moto - Piu mosso -
Yiddish Dances (version for piano duet): No. 5. Freylachs: Allegro molto - Tempo di Khosidl - Tempo I
Caprice Arabe, Op. 96
V sredney Azii (In Central Asia) (version for piano 4 hands)
Beni Mora, Op. 29, No. 1 (arr. N. Day): I. First Dance
Beni Mora, Op. 29, No. 1 (arr. N. Day): II. Second Dance
Beni Mora, Op. 29, No. 1 (arr. N. Day): III. Finale: In the Streets of the Ouled Nails
24 Easy pieces, Op. 38: No. 17. Oriental
Balinese Ceremonial Music: I. Pemoengkah
Balinese Ceremonial Music: II. Gambangan
Balinese Ceremonial Music: III. Taboeh teloe
Sangit Alamkara Suite: I. Alaap
Sangit Alamkara Suite: II. Gamakas
Sangit Alamkara Suite: III. Jawab-sawal
Sangit Alamkara Suite: IV. Raga-samcara
Sangit Alamkara Suite: V. Gaud mallar taan
Hebrew Melody, Op. 33 (arr. A. Goldstone)

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