EUGEN D'ALBERT (1864-1932): Sonata in F Sharp Minor, Op. 10, Klavierstücke, Op. 16, Nos. 2 and 3, 8 Klavierstücke, Op. 5, Serenata, Capriolen - 5 Klavierstücke, Op. 32.
Catalogue Number: 05O053
Reference: CDH 55411
Description: Dating from 1893, the sonata is in form and key an homage to Brahms' Op. 2 sonata, full of storm and furious emotion in the first movement, with an inward, songful slow movement and a Bachian triple fugue for the finale. The Klavierstücke date from 1884 and are influenced by Brahms' Op. 76 and 79 piano pieces. The Serenata dates from 1906 and the brief, aphoristic Capriolen from as late as 1924, the latter veering startlingly into Dixie in its fourth piece! Piers Lane (piano). Original 1997 Hyperion release (offered here in November of that year, 11-037).