JAN LADISLAV DUSSEK (1760-1812): Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol. 7 - Sonatas in D, Op. 47/1, in G, Op. 47/2 and in A Flat, Op. 64 “Retour à Paris”.
Catalogue Number: 07V027
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: The pair of Op. 47 sonatas belong to the genre of the ‘Sonate facile’ – easy sonatas, uncomplicated technically and musically, much like Beethoven’s Op.49, published three years later. The big Op.64, is, by contrast, one of Dussek’s most expansive and ambitious works. Composed following his return to the French capital in 1807 after the death of his patron, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, it is not so much a programmatic sonata as an evocation of Dussek’s feelings on his return to the city which he had left just before the French Revolution in 1789. Penultimate release in this valuable series. Zvi Meniker (1797 Clementi fortepiano).