Rachmaninov Trios élégiaques
Big Ears BE006 [recorded 2011]


Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque in G minor · Rachmaninov Trio élégiaque in D minor, Op. 9

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Shostakovich Piano Quintet and Trios
Big Ears BE002 [recorded 2007]


Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 · Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8 · Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57

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They play not only with heart-warming commitment but with a real sense of unity and empathy. Colin Stone underpins the ensemble with a fine touch and rich sound; polish-born violinist Krzysztof Smietana's ineffably expressive tone deserves a medal of its own.
—Jessica Duchen, Classic FM Magazine, June 2008

Beethoven Piano Sonatas live at Bolivar Hall (Venezuelan Embassy)
Big Ears BE001 [recorded 2003]


Sonata in C, Op. 53 'Waldstein' · Sonata in E minor, Op. 90 · Sonata in A flat, Op. 110
(Audio sample: Sonata in C major, 1st movement: allegro con brio 10'04'')

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Chopin & Schumann
Merlin Classics MRFD 99510 [recorded 1999]

MRFD 99510

Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 · Schumann Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
(Audio sample: Schumann Fantasiestücke Des Abends 3'28'')

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Prokofiev Sonatas 6,7,8. The War Sonatas
Big Ears BE008 [recorded 2014]


Sonata No.6 in A major Op.82 · Sonata No.7 in B flat major Op.83 · Sonata No.8 in B flat major, Op. 84

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Big Ears BE004 [recorded 2009]


Bach Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor from Book 1 · Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata' · Debussy 'La Plus que Lente' · Schubert Sonata in C minor D.958

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Schubert Trio in E flat D.929 Op. 100 played by the LMT
Big Ears BE003 [recorded 2005]


Schubert Trio in E flat D.929 Op. 100

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Shostakovich Symphony No. 4 arranged for two pianos with Rustem Hayroudinoff
Chandos CHAN 10296 [recorded 2004]

CHAN 10296

Symphony No. 4, Op. 43
(Audio sample: 1st movement 4'55'')

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Revelatory version of a spectacular 20th century orchestral masterwork. Hayroudinoff and Stone impress with their knowledge of the score, giving a well-prepared, gutsy performance.
—Gramophone, July 2005

Schubert Piano Sonatas
Merlin Classics MRFD 051020 [recorded 1999]

 MRFD 051020

Sonata No. 16 in A minor, Op. 42 D.845 · Sonata No. 17 in D major, Op. 53 D.850
(Audio sample: Sonata No. 17 in D major Rondo: allegro moderato 8'20'')

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SCENA—Theatre Music of Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953)
United 88028 [recorded 1994]


Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 · Hamlet, Op. 77 · Cinderella, Op. 87 · The Prodigal Son, Op. 46 · The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33 · War and Peace, Op. 91
(Audio sample: Juliet as a young girl 3'31'')

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Shostakovich 24 Preludes and Fugues
Big Ears BE005 (2 CD set: disc 1 Nos. 1-13; disc 2 Nos. 14-24) [recorded 2007]


Dmitri Shostakovich 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87
(Audio sample: Prelude No. 24 in D minor 3'28'')

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The music needs to be delivered with commitment, sensitivity to the architecture and the often opaque emotions, and … love: this it receives from Colin Stone…. Most listeners make a journey in their appreciation of Shostakovich, and as time passes since the composer's death, the music continues to emerge in new light. Stone is an artist who moves us forward along the path towards the emerging truth of his finely wrought music.
—Graeme Kay, International Piano, January 2010
Shostakovich wrote his Preludes and Fugues in 1950 after the models of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and the key scheme of Chopin's 24 Preludes, largely inspired by the playing of Tatyana Nikolaeva. Colin Stone plays them with tremendous beauty, affection and a sort of self-effacing brilliance: technically dazzling pieces such as the A minor Prelude have plenty of rapidity and glitter, yet without any hard edges or showoff brashness. Instead, his playing is sensible, well-reasoned and engaging; it's like listening to a fascinating discussion between the fugal voices about what Bach and Chopin really meant to the troubled Russian genius.
—JD, Classic FM magazine, March 2010

Williamson, Tchaikowsky, Keeley
Merlin Classics MRFD 20033 [recorded 2001]

 MRFD 20033

Malcolm Williamson Piano Sonata No. 1 · André Tchaikowsky Tango, Mazurka, Inventions for Piano · Robert Keeley Variations for Piano
(Audio sample: André Tchaikowsky Tango 3'26'')

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The driving power of Keeley's shaping spirit and the felicity of his invention are unmistakable. Stone plays the work superbly.
—Paul Driver, Sunday Times Magazine, September 1999

Dmitri Shostakovich Five Preludes
Olympia OCD 574 [recorded 1995]

 OCD 574

Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12 · Twenty-four Preludes, Op. 34 · Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 61

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The overwhelming mastery of the playing is never in doubt … this is a highly desirable release.
—Eric Levi, Classic CD, April 1996