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Julian Jacobson & Mariko Brown Piano Duo. Somm £10.00
Catalogue Number:SOMMCD0178

Humphrey Searle was another devotee of Liszt, not the obvious enthusiasm for one of the first
British 12-note composers. His Sonata was written for Liszt’s 140th birthday in 1951 and premiered
on that day by Gordon Watson, who made the first recording. Julian Jacobson puts this taxing but
impressively rhetorical piece through its paces brilliantly – just the kind of gesture Smith would
have admired, bringing something unknown to a wider audience.

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Martinu: Sinfonietta Giocosa, Toccata e Due Canzone and Sinfonia “La Jolla”
Chandos CHAN 8859
With the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conducted by Tamas Vasary.
“Julian Jacobson, in stylish and idiomatic fashion, delivered the important concertante piano part with immense brio; the orchestra complementing his efforts in a brilliantly successful account”.
(Sinfonietta Giocosa) –The Guardian
“First rate performances” –David Hurwitz
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Balakirev – Julian Jacobson – Piano
Meridian CDE 84453
“English pianist Julian Jacobson is certainly a virtuoso; not so much as a finger slip in all of the digital gymnastics can be heard in the course of Meridian’s Balakirev Piano Music” –All Music Guide
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Dvorak: Piano Music
Meridian CDE 84521
“Well played and recorded” –Fanfare
“Amazon description’s (of) Julian Jacobson is complete and describes very well this great interpreter. He’s one of Britain’s most creative and distinctive pianists… this really interesting and original recording proves it”
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Weber: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1
Meridian CDE 84251
“This is played in an exciting and commited manner with lots of dash and elan… Jacobson plays the ‘invitation to the dance’ with tremendous sensitivity and care” –CD Review
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Weber: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2
Meridian CDE 84252
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Schumann: Piano Music
Meridian CDE 84205
Fantasy in C Major Op 17. Scenes from Childhood, Op 15. Four Marches Op 76. Three Fantasy Pieces, Op 111.
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Glinka Grand Sextet and Rimsky Korsakov Quintet for Piano and Winds with Capricorn
Hyperion A 66163
“Brilliantly nimble and felicitous… he contributes a rare sparkle to the proceedings” –Penguin Guide to Compact Discs
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Enescu: Violin Sonatas No. 2 & 3 and Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
CDE 84469
“Stanzeleit and Jacobson… bring a spirited eloquence to these performances, revelling in the sonatas’ virtuoso demands as well as their atmospheric lyricism, and they’re recorded in a pleasantly natural ambience” –Calum MacDonald, BBC Music Magazine
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English Violin Sonatas
CACD 88036
“All praise then to Julian Jacobson whose intelligent and spirited playing make him one of the best two or three pianists who have consistently dedicated themselves to British contemporary music” –Tempo
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