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Jan Ladislav Dussek: The Complete Piano Sonatas Vol.1

Jan Ladislav Dussek: The Complete Piano Sonatas Vol.1Maria Garzon

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The first of two 3 CD volumes of the complete piano sonatas of Dussek. Maria Garzon is the first pianist to have recorded the entire cycle. The recordings were made between 2006 and 2008 at London’s Wigmore Hall. Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812) was a Czech contemporary of Mozart who composed forward-looking piano works which have traits that foreshadow Romanticism and his collaboration with John Broadwood in London was instrumental in the technical development of the piano. A fascinating appraisal of a composer whose influence on future generations is only now becoming recognised and fully appreciated. Vol. 2 will be released in Spring 2014.

‘Maria Garzon should be commended for her zeal in bringing these works to our attention – and, indeed, for successfully negotiating the myriad of notes they contain’
BBC Music Magazine, March 2014
 
‘Maria Garzon is the first pianist to have recorded the entire cycle and Heritage should be congratulated for bringing these recordings into the catalogue… If you enjoy the keyboard works of Clementi, Haydn and Mendelssohn you will like this. Maria Garzon clearly loves the music and that is very obvious from these recordings. I look forward to volume 2.’
MusicWeb International February 2014
 
Download pdf of article from International Piano magazine
Track Listing

CD 1

Sonata Op. 23 in B Flat Major
1. Allegro con spirito 4’27
2. Pastorale. Allegro moderato con espressione 5’38
Sonata Op. 39 No. 2 in C Major
3. Allegro moderato 5’04
4. Andante quasi larghetto 2’15
5. Rondo – Allegretto 3’05
Sonata Op. 47 No. 1 in D Major
6. Allegro con spirito 4’16
7. Adagio 2’40
8. Rondo a la militare. Allegro moderato 4’19
Sonata Op. 77 in F Minor
9. Allegro moderato ma energico 7’33
10. Tempo di Minuetto 2’45
11. Adagio non troppo 5’38
12. Rondo – Allegro moderato 7’51
Sonata Op. 47 No. 2 in G Major
13. Allegro ma moderato ed espressivo 5’10
14. Rondo con espressivo – Andante con moto 4’07
Total time: 66’00
 
CD 2

Sonata Op. 45 No. 1 in B flat Major
1. Allegro cantabile 6’23
2. Adagio patetico 7’23
3. Allegro da Ballo 5’37
Sonata Op. 45 No. 2 in G Major
4. Larghetto sostenuto 7’58
5. Andantino con moto 5’59
Sonata Op. 45 No. 3 in D Major
6. Allegro moderato 6’07
7. Larghetto con moto 5’05
8. Rondo – Allegro moderato assai 4’45
Sonata Op. 44 in E flat Major
9. Introduzione – Allegro moderato 9’10
10. Molto adagio e sostenuto 8’51
11. Tempo di Minuetto piu tosto Allegro 2’40
12. Rondo – Allegro moderato ed espressivo 7’59
Total time: 78’03
 
CD 3

Sonata Op. 9 No. 1 in B flat Major
1. Allegro non tanto 5’50
2. Rondo – Allegretto grazioso 5’02
Sonata Op. 10 No. 2 in G Minor
3. Grave – Adagio ma non troppo 6’28
4. Vivace con spirito 5’27
Sonata Op. 18 No. 2 in A Minor
5. Agitato assai 4’27
6. Rondo – Allegretto moderato 4’48
Sonata Op. 31 No. 2 in D Major
7. Allegro non tanto 3’56
8. Adagio con espressione 2’06
9. Allegro non troppo 4’52
Sonata Op. 43 in A Major
10. Allegro moderato con espressione 8’31
11. Rondo – Allegro 4’42
Sonata Op. 61 in F sharp Minor (Elegie harmonique sur la mort de son Altesse Royale le Prince Louis Ferdinand de Prusse)
12. Lento patetico – Tempo agitato 10’54
13. Tempo vivace e con fuoco quasi presto 6’26
Total time: 73’31
 
Recorded in London’s Wigmore Hall in November 2006 (CD 1), September 2007 (CD 2) and March 2008 (CD 3)
Producer and Balance Engineer: Brian B. Culverhouse (CD 1), Alexander van Ingen (CDs and 3)