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'75th Birthday Tribute' A selection of recordings of the music by 30 composers made for Nimbus between 1973 and 2014 / Martin Jones, piano [4 CDs]

Album Summary

>Czerny, Carl : Sonata in B minor, Op. 145
>Czerny, Carl : Romance, for piano, Op. 755/13
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Caprice for piano in A minor, Op. 33/1
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs Without Words, Book 1, Op. 19
>Brahms, Johannes : Etudes
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in E major, WoO 1/10
>Liadov, Anatole : Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 44
>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Iberia, Book 2
>Debussy, Claude : Études (6) for piano, Book 2, L. 136/7-12
>Ferrata, Giuseppe : Study on Chopin's Valse, No 2, Op 64/1
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Etudes
>Godowsky, Leopold : Standchen for piano (after Richard Strauss)
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Variations on a Theme of Corelli, for piano, Op. 42
>Granados, Enrique : Allegro de Concierto
>Esplá, Oscar : Lírica Española no 1, for piano ("Bocetos levantinos")
>Halffter, Ernesto : Sonata for Piano ("Homenaje a Domenico Scarlatti")
>Halffter, Ernesto : Nocturno otoñal, for piano ("Recordando a Chopin")
>Nin, Joaquin : Cadena de valses
>Mompou, Federico : Cants Màgics, for piano
>Turina, Joaquin : Sanlucar de Barrameda, Sonata pintoresca, Op. 24
>Guastavino, Carlos : Sonatina for piano in G minor
>Falla, Manuel de : Fantasía Baetica, for piano, G. 55 (orchestrated by Halffter)
>Roger-Ducasse, Jean : Barcarolle for piano no 2
>Szymanowski, Karol : Masques (3) for piano, Op. 34, M35
>Stravinsky, Igor : Serenade for piano in A major
>Gál, Hans : 24 Preludes, Op. 83
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Waltzes (4) for piano
>Wild, Earl [Piano] : Seven études on song melodies
>Hoddinott, Alun : Sonata for Piano no 3, Op.40
>Grainger, Percy : Children's March (Over the Hills and Far Away), folk song for 2 pianos (RMTB 4)
>Grainger, Percy : Ramble on R Strauss's love duet from "Der Rosenkavalier"
>Reizenstein, Franz : Preludes & Fugues (12), for piano, Op. 32
>Reizenstein, Franz : Variations on "Lambeth Walk" for piano
>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Eloge de la danse, for piano
>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : 15 portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir
>Finzi, Gerald [Composer] : Eclogue in F major for piano & string orchestra, Op. 10
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
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Notes & Reviews:

MARTIN JONES A Tribute In Celebration Of His 75th Birthday A selection of 30 composers taken from The Nimbus recordings made between 1973 and 2014 An appreciation by Adrian Farmer, Nimbus Music Director: In the winter of 1979, just a few months after joining Nimbus Records and fresh out of Music College, I recall very clearly sitting in the control room, surrounded by boxes of analogue tapes containing the complete piano works of Mendelssohn played by Martin Jones. Nimbus founders, Numa Labinsky, Michael and Gerald Reynolds had, in the previous days, played me Martin's unreleased recordings of the Variations Serieuses and Rachmaninoff's Corelli Variations, and I was keen to discover if this incredibly fluent, muscular playing was typical of all his work. There was no disappointment; everything confirmed that here was a special talent, and a keyboard titan. At that date very few of the Mendelssohn recordings had been edited, despite having been made at various intervals over the previous nine years. Nimbus had moved from its Birmingham base in 1975 and was now preoccupied developing an LP pressing business that would enable it to release its own recordings. With nothing to lose, and no experience to give me pause for doubt, I offered to prepare the masters for the Mendelssohn, if someone would spare the time to show me how to use a razor blade. So it was that a few weeks later I phoned Martin, and told him that the Mendelssohn was done and he should come to Monmouth to listen. He probably didn't believe me; after such a long delay he must have thought that ship had sailed. In fact the eventual release of the complete Mendelssohn would not happen until 1986 and on CD rather than LP. Nonetheless the flame was rekindled, and 35 years on from that phone call (45 counting from Martin's first recording), we can look back over a musical partnership that is one of the cornerstones of the Nimbus catalogue. In addition to his contributions to the repertoire Martin has always been our 'go-to' performer for microphone tests and experiments. He helped with selection of new Steinway 'Ds' in 1995 and 2012, he has played for hours on end while we put new microphones through their trials, and when we assessed the acoustic properties of the new concert-hall at Wyastone Leys. He was the first person to make videos for Nimbus, and, as part of his birthday year, will initiate a video library of performances on-line. Martin has been witness to every step of Nimbus's progress, and continues to be there to lend his support. This box set is our way of celebrating a major birthday, and an enduring friendship.



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>Czerny, Carl : Sonata in B minor, Op. 145 :: 1. Allegro con brio
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827

>Czerny, Carl : Romance, for piano, Op. 755/13
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Caprice for piano in A minor, Op. 33/1
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 04/09/1834

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs Without Words, Book 1, Op. 19 :: no 1 in E major
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Brahms, Johannes : Etudes :: Study no 2 (Rondo after Weber's Sonata in C, Op. 24)
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76 :: Intermezzo in A flat major, Op. 76/3
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in E major, WoO 1/10
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Liadov, Anatole : Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 44
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Albéniz, Isaac [Composer] : Iberia, Book 2 :: 1. Rondeña
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1909

>Debussy, Claude : Études (6) for piano, Book 2, L. 136/7-12
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Ferrata, Giuseppe : Study on Chopin's Valse, No 2, Op 64/1
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Etudes :: Frohsinn
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Godowsky, Leopold : Standchen for piano (after Richard Strauss)
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Variations on a Theme of Corelli, for piano, Op. 42
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1931

>Granados, Enrique : Allegro de Concierto :: 8
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903-1904

>Esplá, Oscar : Lírica Española no 1, for piano ("Bocetos levantinos")
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal

>Halffter, Ernesto : Sonata for Piano ("Homenaje a Domenico Scarlatti")
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1985

>Halffter, Ernesto : Nocturno otoñal, for piano ("Recordando a Chopin")
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1989

>Nin, Joaquin : Cadena de valses :: [Excerpt]
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz

>Mompou, Federico : Cants Màgics, for piano
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917-1919

>Turina, Joaquin : Sanlucar de Barrameda, Sonata pintoresca, Op. 24 :: 1. En la torre del Castillo
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Guastavino, Carlos : Sonatina for piano in G minor
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Falla, Manuel de : Fantasía Baetica, for piano, G. 55 (orchestrated by Halffter)
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1919.
  • Running Time: 12 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1919

>Roger-Ducasse, Jean : Barcarolle for piano no 2
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Szymanowski, Karol : Masques (3) for piano, Op. 34, M35
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915-1916

>Stravinsky, Igor : Serenade for piano in A major
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Gál, Hans : 24 Preludes, Op. 83 :: 8. Allegro pesante
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gál, Hans : 24 Preludes, Op. 83 :: 9. Vivace
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gál, Hans : 24 Preludes, Op. 83 :: 10. Grave
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gál, Hans : 24 Preludes, Op. 83 :: 11. Andante grazioso e scherzando
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Gál, Hans : 24 Preludes, Op. 83 :: 12. Con moto
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Waltzes (4) for piano
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1911

>Wild, Earl [Piano] : Seven études on song melodies :: Somebody Loves Me
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Wild, Earl [Piano] : Seven études on song melodies :: I Got Rhythm
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1973

>Hoddinott, Alun : Sonata for Piano no 3, Op.40
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Grainger, Percy : Children's March (Over the Hills and Far Away), folk song for 2 pianos (RMTB 4)
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano); Richard McMahon (Piano); Richard McMahon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1916-1918

>Grainger, Percy : Ramble on R Strauss's love duet from "Der Rosenkavalier"
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Reizenstein, Franz : Preludes & Fugues (12), for piano, Op. 32
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953-1954

>Reizenstein, Franz : Variations on "Lambeth Walk" for piano
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 19th Century

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Eloge de la danse, for piano
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : 15 portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir :: 10. La petite pêcheuse
  • Performers: Adrian Farmer (Piano); Adrian Farmer (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : 15 portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir :: 11. Mademoiselle Grimprel au ruban bleu
  • Performers: Adrian Farmer (Piano); Adrian Farmer (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : 15 portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir :: 12. Au piano
  • Performers: Adrian Farmer (Piano); Adrian Farmer (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : 15 portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir :: 13. Filette au chapeau a plume rose
  • Performers: Adrian Farmer (Piano); Adrian Farmer (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : 15 portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir :: 14. Les enfants de Madame Charpentier
  • Performers: Adrian Farmer (Piano); Adrian Farmer (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : 15 portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir :: 15. Le petit collegian
  • Performers: Adrian Farmer (Piano); Adrian Farmer (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Finzi, Gerald [Composer] : Eclogue in F major for piano & string orchestra, Op. 10
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Running Time: 9 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1925-1929

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Conductor: William Boughton
  • Running Time: 18 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957