JAN LADISLAV DUSSEK (1760-1812): 3 Piano Sonatas, Op. 9, Piano Sonata in F Minor "L'Invocation", Op. 77.
Catalogue Number: 05J031
Reference: 777 323
Description: The op. 9 set was published in 1789 and is very reminiscent of early Beethoven in its youthful enthusiasm, fast, driving outer movements and almost Romantic, moody slow movements (although there are only two moderate/slow ones among the seven which the three sonatas contain all together). L'Invocation appears to be Dussek's last completed work and the meaning of the title is unknown. However, its five-minute slow movement is a remarkably meditative and inward-looking creation. Markus Becker (piano).