JOSEPH RHEINBERGER (1839-1901): Piano Works -  Sonatas No. 1 in C, Op. 47 "Sinfonische", No. 2 in D Flat, Op. 99, No. 3 in E Flat, op. 135 and No. 4 in F Sharp Minor, Op. 184 "Romantische", Toccatina in G Minor, Op. 19, Toccata in C Minor, Op. 115, Präludium und Fuge zum Konzertvortrag, Op. 33, Etüde und Fugato, Op. 42, 3 kleine Konzertstücke, Op. 5, Jagd-Szene, WoO 1, 4 Klavierstücke, Op. 1, Waldmärchen, Op. 8 (1866 and 1897 versions), 4 Humoresken, Op. 28, Toccata in E Minor, Op. 104, 2 Klaviervorträge, Op. 45, 3 Klaviervorträge, Op. 53, 24 Preludes in Etüdenform, Op. 14, 5 Tonbilder, Op. 11, 6 Tonstücke in fugierter Form, Op. 39, 6 Tonstücke in fugierter Form, Op. 68, Fantasiestück "Hoch geht die See", Op. 23, Capriccio giocoso, Op. 43, 3 Stücke, Op. 78, Pianoforte-Studien for Left Hand, Op. 113, 12 Vortragsstrudien, Op. 183, Improvisation über Motive aus "der Zauberflöte", Op. 51, 3 Studien, Op. 6, 3 Charakterstücke, Op. 7, Aus Italien, Op. 29, 6 charakteristische Stücke, Op. 67, Etüde in D Minor from 12 Charakterstücke für's "neue" Clavier, RhWV deest, Etüde in G Sharp Minor, WoO 28, 5 Vortragsstudien, Op. 9, Zum Abschied, Op. 59, 3 Vortragsstudien, Op. 66, 12 Charakterstücke in kanonischer Form, Op. 180, Thema mit Veränderungen, Op. 61, Toccata in G Minor, Op. 12, 3 Vortragsstudien, Op. 101, Duo in A Minor for 2 Pianos, Op. 15, For Piano Four Hands: Aus den Ferientagen, Op. 72, Große Sonate in C Minor, Op. 122, Fantasie in E Flat Minor, Op. 79, Tarantella in B, Op. 13.

Catalogue Number: 09N032

Label: Carus

Reference: 83.365

Format: CD

Price: $65.98

Description: This Liechtensteiner composer on disc has been predominantly known by his sacred and secular choral music and by his organ sonatas but, as is evident by the size of this set, he wrote more for the piano than for the organ. Grounded in the Viennese Classical school and the Romanticism from Beethoven to Chopin (but with hints of Brahms and even Liszt), Rheinberger also shows plenty of the polyphony one finds in his organ works and generally eschews mindless glitter and virtuosity for virtuosity's sake (but a lot of this music isn't easy to play). Very little here is otherwise available on disc, making this a big piece of musical land for explorers of Romantic repertoire. 10 CDs. Jürg Hanselmann (piano), Sandra Hanselmann-Kästli (duos). Original 1990, 1993 and 1999--2004 Prezioso releases.

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