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Rachmaninoff: Virtuoso Arrangements for Piano by Earl Wild / Jones


Release Date: 08/04/2017 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 5965  
Composer:  Jesús González RubioSergei RachmaninovPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyGabriel Fauré,   ... 
Performer:  Martin Jones
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Mention the pianist Earl Wild and you will conjure the term virtuoso, indeed, super-virtuoso. A pianist who in Liszt's definition is ''called upon to make emotion speak and weep and sigh. He creates passions he will call to light in all their brilliance...he will call up scent and blossom and breathe the breath of life.'' All in all a cornucopia of pianistic magic performed with grace, relish and fluency by Martin Jones, England's most recorded pianist. This second tribute follows his earlier disc of Earl Wild's Gershwin transcriptions. Wtih his own distinctive voice he nonetheless reminds me of a recital given by Wild in London in 1982. Writing of that occasion I told of how ''seemingly millions of notes sparkled and cascaded from those Read more extraordinary fingers.'' Today, Martin Jones, like his predecessor, gives new meaning and a new lease of life to virtuosity, a tired term resurrected. (Bryce Morrison) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Jarabe Tapatío by Jesús González Rubio
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
2.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
3.
Songs (12), Op. 14: no 5, These summer nights by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
4.
Songs (6), Op. 38: no 3, Amid the din of the ball by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
5.
Songs (6), Op. 4: no 3, In the silence of the night by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Russia 
6.
Songs (12), Op. 14: no 2, The isle by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
7.
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a: no 3, Danses des petits cygnes by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
8.
Songs (12), Op. 14: no 11, Spring waters by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
9.
Songs (12), Op. 21: no 7, How fair this spot by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
10.
Aprčs un ręve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
11.
Songs (6), Op. 4: no 4, Sing not to me, beautiful maiden by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
12.
Songs (12), Op. 21: no 8, On the death of a linnet by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
13.
Reminiscences of "Snow White" by Earl Wild
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
14.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 1, The muse by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912; Russia 
15.
Songs (12), Op. 21: no 12, How painful for me by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Russia 
16.
Hommage ŕ Poulenc by Earl Wild
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
17.
Songs (15), Op. 26: no 7, To the children by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; Russia 
18.
Songs (12), Op. 14: no 8, Oh, do not grieve by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
19.
Songs (6), Op. 38: no 5, A dream by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Martin Jones (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 

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