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Maurice Jacobson (1896-1976): Theme and Variations / Julian Jacobson, piano; Jennifer Johnston, mz; Raphael Wallfisch, cello

Audio Samples

  1. Jacobson — Mosaic $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Jacobson — Salcey Lawn (Version for Cello and Piano) $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Jacobson — Music Room Suite: I. Rustic Ballet $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Jacobson — Music Room Suite: II. Sarabande $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Jacobson — Music Room Suite: III. Bagatelle $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Jacobson — Music Room Suite: IV. Brown Study $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Jacobson — Music Room Suite: V. River Music $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Jacobson — The Lord Is My Shepherd $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Jacobson — Romantic Theme with Variations: Theme $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Jacobson — Romantic Theme with Variations: Variation 1, Moderato - Quasi improvvista $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Jacobson — Romantic Theme with Variations: Variation 2, Allegretto - Poco capriccioso $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Jacobson — Romantic Theme with Variations: Variation 3, Moderato - Con energia $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Jacobson — Romantic Theme with Variations: Variation 4, Andante con espressione $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Jacobson — Romantic Theme with Variations: Variation 5, Moderato - Con deliberazione $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Jacobson — Romantic Theme with Variations: Variation 6, Finale. Andante con grandezza - Moderato - Moderato con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Jacobson — The Song of Songs $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Jacobson — Lament (Version for Cello and Piano) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Jacobson — Carousal $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Jacobson — Humoreske (Version for Cello and Piano) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Theme (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Variation 1, Allegro moderato (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Variation 2, Allegro leggiero (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Variation 3, Allegretto con moto (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Variation 4, Lento espressivo (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Variation 5, Allegro vivace - (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Variation 7, Allegretto scherzando (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Variation 8, Andante semplice (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Variation 9, Lento espressivo (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Variation 10, Allegro strepitoso (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Variation 11, Allegretto con moto - Alla Reel (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Jacobson — Theme and Variations: Finale. Largo - Molto pesante e misurato (Version for Piano Duet) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Jacobson, Maurice : Mosaic, for 2 pianos
>Jacobson, Maurice : Salcey Lawn, for cello & piano
>Jacobson, Maurice : The Music Room, 5 miniatures for piano
>Jacobson, Maurice : The Lord is my shepherd, for voice & piano
>Jacobson, Maurice : Romantic Theme and Variations, for piano
>Jacobson, Maurice : The Song of Songs, for voice & piano
>Jacobson, Maurice : Lament, for cello & piano
>Jacobson, Maurice : Carousal, for piano
>Jacobson, Maurice : Humoreske, for cello & piano
>Jacobson, Maurice : Theme and Variations, for 2 pianos
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Maurice Jacobson was regarded in his lifetime as a "musician extraordinary" such was his versatility as a composer, performer and music administrator. His works are fundamentally classicist, varying from the timeless austerity of The Lord is my shepherd, the popular accessibility of The Music Room and the virtuoso Carousal, to the concentrated and deeply felt Lament. The Theme and Variations is a rich and wide-ranging work originally written for large orchestra. These interpretations with the composer's pianist son Julian Jacobson reap the benefits of access to original manuscripts and an unparalleled intimacy with the composer's intentions.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
In all, this release comes across as something of a vanity production but like the music is well done and worthy of the composer's memory. This will be of most interest to Anglophiles looking for out of the way repertoire.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Menuhin Hall, Stoke d'Abernon, UK.



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Works Details

>Jacobson, Maurice : Mosaic, for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Mariko Brown (Piano); Julian Jacobson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1949

>Jacobson, Maurice : Salcey Lawn, for cello & piano
  • Performers: Julian Jacobson (Piano); Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1946

>Jacobson, Maurice : The Music Room, 5 miniatures for piano
  • Performer: Julian Jacobson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1935

>Jacobson, Maurice : The Lord is my shepherd, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Julian Jacobson (Piano); Jennifer Johnston (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1936

>Jacobson, Maurice : Romantic Theme and Variations, for piano
  • Performer: Julian Jacobson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Jacobson, Maurice : The Song of Songs, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Julian Jacobson (Piano); Jennifer Johnston (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1946

>Jacobson, Maurice : Lament, for cello & piano
  • Performers: Julian Jacobson (Piano); Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1941

>Jacobson, Maurice : Carousal, for piano
  • Performer: Julian Jacobson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1946

>Jacobson, Maurice : Humoreske, for cello & piano
  • Performers: Julian Jacobson (Piano); Raphael Wallfisch (Cello)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1948

>Jacobson, Maurice : Theme and Variations, for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Mariko Brown (Piano); Julian Jacobson (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1943-1947