With music now so readily available on radio and disc, it is difficult to think of a time when local pianists playing piano transcriptions would have been the only way many people could hear symphonies performed. To give more weight and musical substance, they were often arranged for four hands at one piano, the Lincolnshire-based duo, Goldstone and Clemmow, giving a highly enjoyable account of Sergei Taneyev’s red-blooded version of the Fourth Symphony. It stands well as a piano work in its own right, although Romeo and Juliet is less convincing. Not so keen on the piano tone, but it’s well worth hearing.
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