Your basket is empty

Categories :

Albums

From
CD£8.99

Classical - Released November 6, 2020 | Nimbus Records

From
CD£16.49

Classical - Released October 2, 2020 | Nimbus Records

Booklet
From
CD£8.99

Classical - Released October 2, 2020 | Nimbus Records

Booklet
From
CD£7.49

Classical - Released September 4, 2020 | Nimbus Records

Booklet
From
CD£16.49

Classical - Released July 3, 2020 | Nimbus Records

Booklet
Just how many repertoires has Martin Jones recorded?! Focusing mainly on French and Spanish music and occasionally venturing to Latin-America, the pianist moves from Debussy and Guastavino to Mompou, Albéniz, Espla, Nin, Granados, Halffter, Falla, Roger-Ducasse, Saint-Saëns, and even further afield to Czerny, Szymanowski, Korngold, Stravinsky, Finzi and Hoddinott. Totalling almost five hours of music, these recordings feature almost all of Joaquín Turina’s piano works (born in Seville in 1882, died in Madrid in 1949) recorded at the Nimbus Foundation, not far from the town of Monmouth, Herefordshire, between March 1995 and August 2000. This album comes as part of a series of re-releases of the English pianist’s recordings by Nimbus to celebrate his 80th birthday. It provides a unique opportunity to rediscover a composer whose works were highly regarded by pianists such as Alicia de Larrocha, and yet seldom performed by younger generations of pianists, including those like Rodrigo. Unlike Falla, Joaquín Turina’s music was a subtle synthesis of the classical style that Enrique Granados developed to a high degree of perfection and the colourful flavours of Albéniz’s opus Iberia. Brilliant. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz
From
CD£16.49

Classical - Released June 5, 2020 | Nimbus Records

Booklet
What's striking about the piano music of Isaac Albéniz, especially when it's heard in large bunches like this, is how varied his solutions to the problem of fusing Spanish music with external influences were. Some pieces, like the Estudio Impromptu, Op. 56, do not begin in a "Spanish" way at all, but that work plunges the listener decisively into the world of flamenco in its second strain. This big group of Albéniz pieces were recorded by pianist Martin Jones in 1995 and 2000 and were collected in 2020 and reissued in a triple-album set. As such, they make up a somewhat random collection, with large works (Iberia, the Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 82, and the Suite Española, Op. 47) mixed in with smaller and in some cases obscure-but-worthwhile works, but the randomness gets the listener away from the greatest-hits frame of mind and into the variety of Albéniz's achievement. Jones is a fine specialist in Spanish music, not one who emphasizes the Spanish fireworks in these pieces, but always clean and precise in the virtuoso passages and exploring the subtleties of the music. A negative in the presentation is that Albéniz, and some of the Spanish titles, are missing their accent marks; this would be annoying if it were generally true, but what's worse is that some instances have the mark while others don't. This has the feel of a thrown-together reissue, but in this case, it works. © TiVo
From
CD£7.49

Classical - Released April 3, 2020 | Nimbus Records

From
CD£8.99

Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released March 6, 2020 | Nimbus Records

From
CD£8.99

Chamber Music - Released February 7, 2020 | Nimbus Records

From
CD£4.49

Classical - Released January 3, 2020 | Nimbus Records

From
CD£7.49

Classical - Released October 4, 2019 | Nimbus Records

From
CD£8.99

Chamber Music - Released September 6, 2019 | Nimbus Records

Booklet
From
CD£7.49

Chamber Music - Released August 2, 2019 | Nimbus Records

From
CD£7.49

Chamber Music - Released August 2, 2019 | Nimbus Records

From
CD£16.49

Classical - Released August 2, 2019 | Nimbus Records

From
CD£16.49

Classical - Released July 5, 2019 | Nimbus Records

Booklet
From
CD£8.99

Opera - Released June 7, 2019 | Nimbus Records

Booklet
Having loved opera since he was a teenager, British composer George Benjamin admits that it took him too long to start composing opera and wishes he had more time to write more of it. Now nearly sixty years old, he even confesses that he has begun a race against the clock to complete all his operatic projects. Commissioned by the Royal Opera House in collaboration with six international opera houses, Lessons in Love and Violence (which premiered at Covent Garden in 2018) confirmed Benjamin’s talent, which he already showcased in his two previous operas, notably with Written on Skin which was written for the 2012 Aix-en-Provence Festival.Composed on Martin Crimp’s libretto and based on Marlowe’s famous tragedy, the work draws on Elizabethan theatre’s creativity and complex characters, which are played by an outstanding cast. Brimming with conspiracies, passion and violence, the story sees King Edward II opposing his wife and son as he is overcome by his love for the young French knight Piers Gaveston. Set in the 21st century, this terrible story of power and politics takes on chilling parallels with modern times.Following the DVD release of the original production in London, we find here a new audio version recorded under the direction of the composer at the 2018 Holland Festival. This recording boasts many of the spectacle’s original performers, such as the phenomenal Barbara Hannigan playing Queen Isabelle of France and Stéphane Degout in the role of the King - one of his best roles yet. This dense and powerful work was a huge success in London and the enthusiasm surrounding the opera was further reinforced following the productions in Lyon, Hamburg and Amsterdam, where this album was recorded. © François Hudry/Qobuz
From
CD£8.99

Classical - Released March 1, 2019 | Nimbus Records

Booklet
From
CD£7.49

Classical - Released March 1, 2019 | Nimbus Records

Booklet
From
CD£8.99

Chamber Music - Released January 4, 2019 | Nimbus Records