Schubert Unauthorised Piano Duos, Vol. 2


Catalogue No: DDA 25039
EAN/UPC: 809730503924
Release Date: May 2006
Genres: , ,
Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 70:55
Sample: Adagio (extract) from Sonata in A minor

This CD contains music by Schubert, arranged for piano duo by the composer’s close friend and duet partner Josef von Gahy, all recorded for the first time, as well as Schubert’s “Friendship” Rondo.

See Volume One and Volume Three.

Track Listing

    Franz Schubert, arr. Josef von Gahy:

  1. I. Trio in B flat major,D. 898 − 1. Allegro moderato (10:41)
  2. II. Trio in B flat major,D. 898 − 2. Andante un poco mosso (8:18)
  3. III. Trio in B flat major,D. 898 − 3. Scherzo: Allegro (6:20)
  4. IV. Trio in B flat major,D. 898 − 4. Rondo: Allegro vivace (8:54)
  5. Notturno in E flat major, D. 897 (7:42)
  6. I. Arppegione Sonata in A minor, D. 821 − 1. Allegro moderato (8:06)
  7. II. Arppegione Sonata in A minor, D. 821 − 2. Adagio (3:39)
  8. III. Arppegione Sonata in A minor, D. 821 − 3. Allegretto (8:23)
  9. Rondo in D major, D 608 (8:21)


Glasgow Herald

a superlative husband and wife team of pianists… a cracking disc with a stunning transcription of the Arpeggione Sonata

” —Michael Tumelty
International Piano

The music [of the Trio] is sublime. Exquisite melodies pour out from a composer in full creative flow. Goldstone and Clemmow give a masterclass in the art of duet playing. They are completely sensitive to each other’s performance and play as one.

” —Shirley Ratcliffe
The Schubertian

We are indebted to Goldstone and Clemmow. The playing is of the highest quality, the textural balance first-rate, and the sound quality excellent. Highly recommended.

” —A. Crawford Howie
Allmusic Guide

Once again, the piano duo of Goldstone and Clemmow has discovered works transcribed for piano, four-hands that are sure to fascinate not only fans of piano duets, but also those of the original composer. Goldstone and Clemmow’s dedication to expanding the piano duet repertoire has once again found treasure with these Schubert transcriptions

” —Patsy Morita

The transfer from Piano Trio to piano duet is seamless. The listener who knows the original will feel no sense of ‘second best’, but will be conscious of a wholly valid complement to this gorgeous work. I have to admit that I was bowled over by this present version for piano duet [of the Aperggione Sonata] … I admit that I prefer it to the ‘original’ for cello and piano. I need not reiterate my comments on the validity of arrangements of Schubert’s chamber works, the excellence of the sound, the outstanding quality of the notes and the sheer competence of both Anthony Goldstone and Catherine Clemmow in realising these splendidly attractive works.

” —John France

For those who enjoyed [volume 1], this sequel will come as a blessing. Goldstone and Clemmow are of such a calibre that technique is never questioned. They make no room for technical error or interpretative shortcomings. A phenomenally refreshing outlook… mesmerizing and invaluable recordings. A stellar piano duo.

” —Hexameron
Stirling News

Richly rewarding offering…sparkling keyboard fare expertly handled

” —Kevin Bryan

These interpretations are as absorbing and entertaining as the arrangements themselves… they unfailingly bring to the fore both Schubert’s and Gahy’s flair for structure and melody

” —Gerald Fenech
Musical Pointers

Bright detailed recording, committed playing, good notes and design; if you want to hear these works as piano duets, no reservations.

” —Ying Chang
International Record Review

Beautiful playing, sympathetic recording, illuminating presentation… roll on Volume 3.

” —Piers Burton-Page

The well-proven duo Caroline Clemmow and Anthony Goldstone again show class in their treatment of Schubert. The duo are very expressive and more than masterful. With apparently playful ease they manage the elaboration in clear lines. Often it sounds as if one person is playing with four hands, without it ever being too uniform or homogeneous.

” —Aron Sayed