Jones does Korngold justice

Nearly 20 works written by one of the greatest child prodigies in history, Korngold: pianist Martin Jones takes the stage

Composer: Korngold
Repertoire:  Piano Works
Artists: Martin Jones (Piano)
Rating: 5/5
Genre: Instrumental
Label: Nimbus NI 5705/8 (4CDs)

This music prompted Mahler to call Korngold a genius. You can see why. Produced long before Korngold went to Hollywood, the music on these four well-filled discs embraces solo works and transcriptions of chamber, stage and opera music of astonishing variety, individuality and maturity. All Korngold fans are in Martin Jones’s debt for this impressively played, important and long overdue collection.