JOSEPH WOELFL (1773-1812): Piano Music, Vol. 2 - 3 Sonatas, Op. 6, Sonata in D, Op. 58*. * - First Recording.
Catalogue Number: 04W025
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0599
Description: A friend of the Mozart family from childhood, Woelfl was one of the best-known musicians of his day: he was regarded as a rival of Beethoven in Vienna and a worthy successor to Haydn in the musical life of London. His late Classical piano music sits between Mozart, Haydn and Clementi and looks forward to Schubert and Mendelssohn. The three sonatas which open this second volume, from 1798, are dedicated ‘a Mr L. Van Beethoven’ and the op. 58 dates from c.1811. Adalberto Maria Riva (piano).