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Gulda: Piano Works / Jones


Release Date: 04/13/2018 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 759  
Composer:  Friedrich Gulda
Performer:  Martin David Jones
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Friedrich Gulda’s piano compositions combine notated music with large improvised sections, thus fusing the classical and jazz traditions. He was one of his generation’s most significant pianists and though his compositional output is relatively small, it is nevertheless significant. Variations on ‘Light My Fire’ is his tour de force virtuoso masterpiece, while Play Piano Play beguilingly contrasts traditional classical procedure with many different jazz styles. Pianist Martin David Jones enjoys a multifaceted career as an award-winning classical and jazz pianist, composer, and conductor. As a pianist, he has appeared at major musical centres including Lincoln Center in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Dame Myra Hess Read more Recital Seris in Chicago, Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, and more. Jones is Professor of Music at Augusta University in Georgia where he teaches piano and composition and was the director of the university orchestra for twelve years. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations on "Light My Fire" by Friedrich Gulda
Performer:  Martin David Jones (Piano)
2.
Play Piano Play by Friedrich Gulda
Performer:  Martin David Jones (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
3.
Sonatina by Friedrich Gulda
Performer:  Martin David Jones (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
4.
For Rico by Friedrich Gulda
Performer:  Martin David Jones (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
5.
For Paul by Friedrich Gulda
Performer:  Martin David Jones (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 

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