Martin Jones

November 11, 2019, 8:00 pm

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Martin Jones (Photo: Malcolm Crowthers)

One of England’s best regarded concert pianists Martin Jones joins us in a recital of contemporary works ranging from Debussy and Shostakovich to Robert Fleisher, Harry Bulow, and Tim Reed.

Pianist Martin Jones studied under Guido Agosti, Guy Jonson, and Gordon Green at London’s Royal Academy of Music. He received the Dame Myra Hess Award in 1968 given by the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund in the UK.

Since making his debut in 1968 at Queen Elizabeth Hall in the South Bank Centre of London and in New York’s Carnegie Hall, he has been much in demand as recitalist and in concerto performances. He has performed with orchestras across the globe including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, the London Festival Orchestra, and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra,in Louisiana.

He is a champion of British composers performing concertos of Benjamin Britten, Benjamin, Mathias, McCabe, and Constant Lambert.

He has appeared in live recital  on BBC Radio 3, Brussels Radio, RTE in Dublin, ABC in Australia, and KUSC Radio.

His numerous recordings can be found on the Nimbus, Philips, and  Erato labels. Jones performed the piano part in the Oscar-nominated soundtrack to Howards End.

*On-demand audio featured on this site may have been edited in order to comply with U.S. copyright regulations.

  • PianoSonata, by JonathanNewmark
    I. Overture
    IV. Fugue

  • L’isle joyeuse, by Claude Debussy

  • Six Preludes, by William Neil
    No. 1, Allegro
    No. 2, Vivace Appassionato
    No. 4 Allegro

  • Petite Sonata no. 2, by Bruce Mahin

Playlist

12 Preludes, Op 34, by Dmitri Shostakovitch
Nos.1, 16, 17, 14, 10, 9

PianoSonata, by JonathanNewmark
I. Overture
IV. Fugue

Six Little Piano Pieces, by Robert Fleisher

Mixed Motives, by Harry Bulow

L’isle joyeuse, by Claude Debussy

Six Preludes, by William Neil
No. 1, Allegro
No. 2, Vivace Appassionato
No. 4 Allegro

Five Misappropriations for Solo Piano, by Tim Reed
II. .1 Grams
V. Post-Modernistic Shout

Petite Sonata no. 2, by Bruce Mahin

Variations on The Lambeth Walk, by Franz Reizenstein