FERDINAND RIES (1784-1838): Piano Sonatas and Sonatinas, Vol. 2 - 2 Sonatas, Op. 1 in C and in A Minor, 2 Sonatinas, Op. 5 in B Flat and in F.
Catalogue Number: 02K048
Description: Needless to say in a pair of works dedicated to his teacher and written at the early dates of 1804 and 1806, there is much of Beethoven in the two sonatas (the first a full meal of 30 min. in four movements). The Sonatinas are of the same period, perhaps inspired by Beethoven's two sonates faciles of Op. 49, miniature examples of Ries' mastery of form. Susan Kagan (piano).