P0151. HARRIS GOLDSMITH, NOBUKO IMAI & HAROLD WRIGHT: Fanfares & Fantasy Pieces (Schumann). Music & Arts 690, recorded 1971. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 017685069023
“Permit me to preface my review of Harris Goldsmith the pianist with a few comments about Harris Goldsmith the critic. To my way of thinking, the vividness, specificity, and accuracy of his observations represented a quantum leap in critical standards among English-language reviewers, especially on the topic of pianists, the piano, and its repertoire. I grew up reading Goldsmith’s regular contributions to HIGH FIDELITY magazine back in the 1960s and 1970s, and his writings not only influenced my listening habits but also inspired me to try my hand at reviewing. Yet Goldsmith was first and foremost a pianist, and he remains a highly sought-after coach for soloists and chamber musicians."
- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com, 21 Feb., 2007
“Harris Goldsmith, a rarity in classical music for his simultaneous careers as a professional pianist and a music critic, was known for his humor, wit and encyclopedic memory of recordings and performances, Mr. Goldsmith was a frequent contributor to MUSICAL AMERICA and HIGH FIDELITY magazine, the latter now defunct, as well as a prolific writer of liner and program notes."
- Vivien Schweitzer, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 20 April, 2014