ANNE-LOUISE BRILLON DE JOUY (1744-1824): Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-13, Sonata in A Minor (First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 04W020
Label: Grand Piano
Description: The thirteen sonatas on this première recording represent the complete music for solo piano by the Parisian keyboardist and composer Anne-Louise Brillon de Jouy, a musician much celebrated in her day and greatly admired by Boccherini. Introducing technical innovations more usually associated with Czerny and Liszt, these sonatas, dating from c. 1760-70 and all but one in two movements, reflect a gloriously rich musical environment, incorporating and transforming elements from music of the time with great imagination and wit, and showing us that Madame Brillon’s glittering salon, though private, was by no means isolated. 2 CDs. Nicolas Horvath (piano).