RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949): Complete Works for Piano Solo, Vol. 2 - Sonata in E, TrV 47, 2 kleine Stücke, TrV 30, Fantasia, TrV 29, Albumblatt, TrV 111 (all World Premiere Recordings), Aus alter Zeit, TrV 72, Andante, TrV 73, Stimmungsbilder, Op. 9.
Catalogue Number: 05R043
Reference: CDS 7748
Description: You may have thought that we’d exhausted Strauss’ juvenilia over the last several decades of recording but here are 37 minutes more: the Fantasia (1874) is almost pure Mozart, as are the Kleine Stücke of 1875 and 1879, while the last movement of the 1877 sonata adds Beethoven to the mix while elements of Hummel, Clementi and Czerny also can be discerned; the 1882 Albumblatt belongs to the Schumannesque style of the Op. 9 Stimmungsbilder which it predates by very little. Dario Bonuccelli (piano).