JAN KRTITEL VANHAL (1739-1813): 3 Caprises, Op. 31, 3 Caprises, Op. 36.
Catalogue Number: 01Q025
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Just as recent recordings of Vanhal's string quartets have shown they deserve to be placed in the vicinity of Haydn's, so these six "Caprices" of the mid 1780s will also fit into what Haydn was doing at the time with his piano works. Each is between 10 and 15 minutes in length and four are in standard three-movement form; all show Vanhal at his most inspired and improvisational and their length belies the depth of feeling carried in several, especially Op. 31, Nos. 2 and 3 which are subtitled Amoroso and Dolente. Unlike on his fairly recent Daniel Gottlob Türk discs, the pianist here uses a modern Yamaha Grand. Michael Tsalka (piano).