New CD Information from Divine Art Records (July 2012)
I outline below the details of a new CD titles on the Divine Art label, due for UK release on 23rd July 2012. The full press information for each release is attached as a PDF file.
DDA25093 Tchaikovsky – Rare Transcriptions and Paraphrases Volume 1 (Orchestral & Opera) – performed by Anthony Goldstone
March slave Op. 31 (transcribed by H. Hanke)*; Potpourri on Themes from the Opera The Voyevoda arranged by H. Cramer (Tchaikovsky himself); Theme and Variations from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in G major, Op. 55 (transcribed by Max Lippold and Anthony Goldstone)*; Serenade in C major for String Orchestra Op. 48 (transcribed by Max Lippold and Anthony Goldstone)*
This recording is the first in a two-volume series of transcriptions and paraphrases for solo piano of music by Tchaikovsky, most of which are receiving their first recordings*. Volume one concerns orchestral concert works and operatic music; the second is of his ballets. He himself has long been recognised as a master of piano writing, the most famous example being his Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23, famously pronounced unplayable (and worthless) by the great pianist Nikolai Rubinstein but which has become one of the best loved and most performed of all piano concertos. Tchaikovsky himself made piano versions of his own works, mostly for four hands, and approved paraphrases of his works by an admired piano virtuoso such as Paul Pabst (see volume 2 – Divine Art DDA25106 due for release in late 2012).
As usual, just let me know which samples you would like and I’ll mail on a first come, first served basis. Interviews can be arranged with Anthony Goldstone quite easily and quickly if you are interested. I look forward to hearing from you shortly. Review copies are available now. US/Canada journalists should request samples via the Divine Art office in Vermont – email@example.com