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Brahms The Complete Piano Music




Martin Jones has been one of Britain’s most highly regarded solo pianists since first coming to international attention in 1968 when he received the Dame Myra Hess Award. The same year he made his London debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, and ever since has been in demand for recitals and concerto performances on both sides of the Atlantic.

He is a prolific recording artist and his many discs for Nimbus Records include the complete solo piano works of Mendelssohn, Brahms, Debussy, Grainger, Szymanowski (voted Best Instrumental Recording of 1996 by the Spanish magazine ‘CD Compact’) Stravinsky, Korngold and the sonatas of Alun Hoddinott. He has recently recorded several Spanish piano masters and Volume 2 of this series received the 2000 Classical Indie Award from the Association for Independent Music in the USA. The soundtrack of the film ‘Howards End’ features Martin Jones performing Grainger's Bridal Lullaby and Mock Morris.

Brahms The Complete Piano Music


DISC ONE Total playing time 75.44

Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 1 27.53

Scherzo in E flat minor, Op. 4 9.52

Sonata No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 2 25.38

Study for the Left Hand 4.49 (Impromptu by Schubert, D. 899 No. 2)

Study No. 1 (Etude after Chopin, Op. 25 No. 2) 3.00

Study No. 2 (Rondo after Weber, Op. 24) 4.32


DISC TWO Total playing time 74.31

Four Ballades Op. 10 21.22

Variations on a theme of Robert Schumann, Op. 9 17.50

Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 35.19


DISC THREE Total playing time 67.49

Theme & Variations in D minor (from the second movement of the String Sextet, Op. 18 9.39

Variations on an original Theme Op. 21, No. 1 16.28

Variations on a Hungarian Song Op. 21, No. 2 7.16

Sarabande in A 1.32

Gigue in A minor 2.12

Sarabande in B minor 2.10

Gigue in B minor 2.09

Variations and Fugue on a theme of Handel Op. 24 26.22


DISC FOUR Total playing time 75.26

Variations on a theme of Paganini, Op. 35 22.45

16 Waltzes, Op. 39 22.18

10 Hungarian Dances 27.21

Gavotte by Chr. W. Gluck (arranged for piano) 3.02


DISC FIVE Total playing time 72.05

Eight Klavierstücke, Op. 76 26.13

Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79 15.44

Study No. 5(Chaconne by J. S. Bach) 15.24

Study No. 3 (Presto after J. S. Bach, version 1) 3.33

Sarabande and two Gavottes 5.04

Kanon 0.34

Kanon (inverted) 0.40

Study No. 4 (Presto after J. S. Bach, version 2) 3.44

Kleine Klavierstücke 1.09


DISC SIX Total playing time 73.44

Fantasies, Op. 116 22.09

Klavierstücke, Op. 117 13.49

Klavierstücke, Op. 118 22.14

Klavierstücke, Op. 119 15.32


"Martin Jones is a skilled and sensitive artist with an imaginative response that is faultless."