British pianist Anthony Goldstone was born in Liverpool in 1944 and studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music with Derrick Wyndham and later in London with Schnabel pupil Maria Curcio. He won international prizes in Munich and Vienna, and a Gulbenkian Fellowship, and took on a busy recital and concerto schedule, appearing on six different continents and at festivals and on the air. He made four appearances at the London Promenade Concerts, including, in 1976, playing Britten's Diversions.
Goldstone was interested in the mainstream classical and romantic fare, but also more unusual repertoire, including first recordings and performances of works by Alkan, Bruch, Dvořák, Franck, Goetz, Herzogenberg, Holst, Mendelssohn, Moscheles, Parry and Sibelius. He recorded for Olympia, Gamut, Toccata Classics and Divine Art Recordings.
He also formed a respected duo partnership with his wife Caroline Clemmow, and produced completions of unfinished works by Mozart, Schubert and others.
Anthony Goldstone died on 2 January 2017, aged seventy-two.
CD Spotlight. Truly Memorable - Carnival music for piano, recommended by the late Howard Smith. 'Goldstone unravels Schumann's variegated vignettes with outstanding technical precision and startling intellectual probity ...'
CD Spotlight. Greatest of Pleasure - Tchaikovsky and Mahler from Goldstone and Haitink, heard by Bill Newman. '... moving in the extreme.'
CD Spotlight. Contrapuntal Flight - Piano duos by Hans Gál, heard by Robert Anderson. '... played with their customary skill by Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow.'
CD Spotlight. Bewitching Stuff - Symphonic poems for piano duet, recommended by Howard Smith. '... evocatively and thrillingly conveyed by Goldstone and Clemmow.'
CD Spotlight. Delights Galore - Lyapunov's piano music impresses Bill Newman. '... endearing charm.'
CD Spotlight. Eyes of History - Piano music by Mussorgsky and Prokofiev, heard by Robert Anderson. '... good value ...'
CD Spotlight. Coruscating Brilliance - Spanish inspirations for two pianists, heard by Robert Anderson. '[A] joyous recital ...'
Record Box. Admirable Musicianship - Caroline Clemmow and Anthony Goldstone play Chopin and entertain Robert Anderson