"...Jones and his colleagues play as if this music is part of their blood, with every bit of vivid color squeezed from the pages of the scores ... the recording leaves nothing to be desired."
Alan Becker - American Record Guide - September/October 2013
"... this is undoubtedly a delightful set to dip into and certainly a significant addition to the catalog."
Phillip Scott - Fanfare - November/December 2012
“... This is a performance of stature with not a trace of the slick superficiality that mars matters elsewhere.”
Nalen Anthoni – Gramophone magazine - November 2012
"...The warmest possible recommendaton."
Bryce Morrison - Gramophone magazine - November 2012
"...Really excellent recorded sound and (uncredited) informative notes add to a wholly recommendable issue. An absolute delight and, in repertoire terms, a real ’find’.
Robert Matthew-Walker - International Record Review - October 2012
Interpretation ***** Sound **** Repertoire ******
Isabel Fedrizzi - Piano News - September/October 2012
"...A superb issue encapsulating more than 3 hours of hugely inventive piano music that is brimming with emotional colour, subtle moods and sprightly melodic invention, all sprinkled with a hint of Gaelic stylishness. Martin Jones and his two accompanists have this refined music under their skin, and their interpretations are consistently fluent, polished and rhythmically assertive. Elegant, sparkling, characterful. The perfect ingredients for an unforgettable musical banquet. Recommended."
Gerald Fenech - ClassicalNet - 14 June 2012
"...Patent throughout the CD is that Polenzani and Drake form a magnificent partnership - let us hope they will continue! This live recording is a work of remarkable quality and undoubtedly one of the foremost song recitals that I have ever heard. So, I feel I must close with five simple words: “More of the same, please!” "
Margarida Mota-Bull - Musicweb-International.com - 9 May 2012
"...The pieces are all delightful, full of wit and charm and subject to elegant treatment by a composer who made the piano his prime instrument of choice to showcase his compositional skills... Martin Jones and his accompanying colleagues also obviously have a high regard for his music and that comes out in sparklingly brilliant performances."
Steve Arloff - Musicweb-International.com - 9 May 2012
"...Françaix’s music gives enjoyment and pleasure and this collection does just that."
Paul Corfield Godfrey - musicweb-international.com - 25th April 2012
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