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Jean Françaix: The Music for Solo Piano, Duo & Duet / Martin Jones, Richard McMahon, Adrian Farmer: pianos

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  1. Françaix — Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Françaix — Cinq portraits de jeunes filles: I. La capricieuse $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Françaix — Cinq portraits de jeunes filles: II. La tendre $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Françaix — Cinq portraits de jeunes filles: III. La prétentieuse $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Françaix — Cinq portraits de jeunes filles: IV. La pensive $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Françaix — Cinq portraits de jeunes filles: V. La moderne $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Françaix — Eloge de la danse: I. $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Françaix — Eloge de la danse: II. $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Françaix — Eloge de la danse: III. $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Françaix — Eloge de la danse: IV. $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Françaix — Eloge de la danse: V. $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Françaix — Eloge de la danse: VI. $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Françaix — Sonate pour piano: I. Prélude $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Françaix — Sonate pour piano: II. Elégie $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Françaix — Sonate pour piano: III. Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Françaix — Sonate pour piano: IV. Toccata $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Françaix — Cinq "Bis": II. Pour les dames sentimentales (For Romantic Ladies) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Françaix — Cinq "Bis": III. En cas de succés (In Case of Success) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Françaix — Cinq "Bis": IV. En cas de triomphe (In Case of Triumph) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Françaix — Cinq "Bis": V. En cas de délire (In Case of Delirium) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Françaix — Danse des trois arlequins $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Françaix — Huit variations $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Françaix — Nocturne $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Françaix — Huit danses exotiques pour deux pianos: I. Pambiche $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Françaix — Huit danses exotiques pour deux pianos: II. Baiao $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Françaix — Huit danses exotiques pour deux pianos: III. Nube gris $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Françaix — Huit danses exotiques pour deux pianos: IV. Merengue $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Françaix — Huit danses exotiques pour deux pianos: V. Mambo $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Françaix — Huit danses exotiques pour deux pianos: VI. Samba lente $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Françaix — Huit danses exotiques pour deux pianos: VII. Malambeando $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Françaix — Trois esquisses sur les touches blanches (posth.): I. Le chérubin provisoire $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Françaix — Trois esquisses sur les touches blanches (posth.): II. Le rêveur $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Françaix — Trois esquisses sur les touches blanches (posth.): III. Le diablotin libéré... $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Scherzo, for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Cinq portraits de jeunes filles (Five Portraits of Young Girls), for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Eloge de la danse, for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Piano Sonata
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Cinq "bis" (Five "encores"), for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Danse des trois arlequins (Dance of the Three Harlequins), for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Variations (8) for piano on the name of Johannes Gutenberg
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Nocturne for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Danses exotiques (8) for 2 pianos
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Quinze portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir, for 2 pianos
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Trois esquisses sur les touches blanches, for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Promenade d'un Musicologue Eclectique, for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Dix pieces enfantines, for piano ("De la Musique avant tout chose")
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Pour Jacqueline
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Si Versailles m'etait conte, suite for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Napoleon, suite for piano four hands
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Scuola di Ballo (after Boccherini), ballet in one act
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

MusicWeb International, December 2012
Martin Jones and his accompanying colleagues also obviously have a high regard for his music and that comes out in sparklingly brilliant performances.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
It's enough to make you laugh, and good-natured humor is what this music is all about. It's hard not to love the sounds, rhythms, and joyful shenanigans of what is contained here. All of this music unfolds in groupings of brief pieces. Even his sonata consists of four movements that take less than ten minutes to perform. Assorted titles such as 15 portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir, Napoleon, La Promenade d'un Musicologue Eclectique and 8 Dances Exotiques make the head spin with their imaginative use of cross rhythms, naughty or saucy tunes, and occasional jazz elements. Just when you think you have heard everything, 'Le Marseillaise' or 'Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star' creeps into the mixture in a most sophisticated way. The craftsmanship is high, and there is none of the cheap shots. There is also a definite lightness to this music. It's all so genuinely and naturally accomplished. Several sets sound almost simplistic. Napoleon, based on his film score, is, for example, straight-laced, has a series of very direct marches, and seems appropriate for the times it depicts. Scuola di Ballo is based on Boccherini themes and seems worlds apart from his excursions into the Samba, Mambo, and Rock n' Roll. Musicologue Eclectique pays homage to Handel, Chopin, Scarlatti, Ravel, and Adolphe Adam in ways you could never imagine. Jones and his colleagues play as if this music is part of their blood, with every bit of vivid color squeezed from the pages of the scores. The notes by Paul Conway are an impressive.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England.



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>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Scherzo, for piano
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1932

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Cinq portraits de jeunes filles (Five Portraits of Young Girls), for piano
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Eloge de la danse, for piano
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1947

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Piano Sonata
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1960

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Cinq "bis" (Five "encores"), for piano
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Danse des trois arlequins (Dance of the Three Harlequins), for piano
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Variations (8) for piano on the name of Johannes Gutenberg
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Nocturne for piano
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1994

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Danses exotiques (8) for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Richard McMahon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Quinze portraits d'enfants d'Auguste Renoir, for 2 pianos
  • Performers: Adrian Farmer (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (02/14/2011-02/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1972

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Trois esquisses sur les touches blanches, for piano
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Promenade d'un Musicologue Éclectique, for piano
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Dix pièces enfantines, for piano ("De la Musique avant tout chose")
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1975

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Pour Jacqueline :: 1. L'été aux perrières. 2. On berce linette. 3. Les petits pas de l
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Si Versailles m'était conté, suite for piano
  • Performer: Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (10/31/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/01/2011); Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (11/14/2011-11/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Napoléon, suite for piano four hands
  • Performers: Adrian Farmer (Piano); Martin Jones (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, England (02/14/2011-02/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Scuola di Ballo (after Boccherini), ballet in one act
  • Performers: Martin Jones (Piano); Richard McMahon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1933