HANS GÁL : COMPLETE PIANO DUOS GOLDSTONE & CLEMMOW The music of Austrian composer Hans Gál is being rediscovered and appreciated more and more for its infectious tunefulness and verve, and bears close comparison with the music of Dvorak and the other mid European late Romantics. Here is the first and only recording of his works for piano duo : the album was previously released on Olympia but only weeks before that label's demise, so it will be new to almost everyone.
Sheer joy ... delightful music whose time has come; put it high on your piano recordings to buy list. --Peter Grahame Woolf
No one needs to be reminded of what a very fine duo Goldstone and Clemmow are... they are in the best in the UK and probably the best internationally. This CD is no exception as to quality. Their performances are so convincing, highly polished and show a maturity not hampered by fussiness. They make the music speak and often sing. Their touch and tone is impeccable and the sound is choice. There is admirable subtlety in their playing ... and the clarity of the playing is quite superb! I hope young pianists will take note of the excellent and indispensable example that these two fine musicians give. This is a real find. --David Wright