LEOPOLD KOZELUCH (1747-1818): Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 7 - Nos. 25 in D, Op. 26/1*, No. 26 in A Minor, Op. 26/2*, No. 27 in E Flat, Op. 26/3 and No. 28 in B Flat, Op. 30/1*. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 01S015
Label: Grand Piano
Reference: GP 731
Description: This volume focuses on the years 1788-89 by which time Koželuch’s command of form and texture proves as daring as his harmonic palette. There is rhythmic vivacity in the opening movements of Nos. 25 and 28 and the beautiful Siciliana of No. 27 shows the increasing profundity of his slow movements. The same sonata’s finale is a breath-taking rollercoaster of vitality. Kemp English (copies of c. 1795 Walter fortepianos).