Federation Of Recorded Music Societies Bulletin

It is always exciting when previously unheard works of long-dead composers come to light. Mozart left many unfinished fragments but musicologists have focussed attention on completing major works. From Divine Art comes a delightful collection of works for piano solo, realised, arranged and performed by Britain’s Anthony Goldstone. Described by the New York Times as “a man whose nature was designed with pianos in mind”, Goldstone is a sixth generation pupil of Beethoven. He has enjoyed a glittering world wide career as a performer and in the last few years has been acclaimed for his masterly completions and realisations of piano works, first by Schubert and now Mozart.

The five completions and four realisations were all written for keyboard, so there is no transcription from another medium. Of particular interest are two ‘new’ sonatas, in F major and G minor respectively. The accompanying notes by Julian Rushton give a comprehensive analysis of the background and completion of all the items, played with consummate ease and lyrical sensitivity by a master of his instrument. For lovers of Mozart and/or piano music this is a must.