FERDINAND RIES (1784-1838): Variations: in F on a Beloved French Song “La Sentinelle”, Op. 105/1, in C on a Favourite Scotch Air “The Old Highland Laddie”, Op. 105/2, in A Minor on a Cossack Song, Op. 40/1, Fantasies: in E Flat “The Dream”, Op. 49, in A Flat on Schiller’s Poem “Resignation”, Op. 109, Introduction and Rondo in E Flat “à la Zingaresco”, Op. 184. (All but the Fantasies are World Premiere Recordings.)
Catalogue Number: 09S024
Description: Three copies of early 19th century Viennese fortepianos are used for this recital split between pieces designed for the English amateur market (although too difficult for most of them), and the two 18-minute Fantasies which are even more technically challenging and formally adventurous.