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ClassicsOnline Home » DUSSEK, J.L.: Piano Concertos - Opp. 49 and 22 / The Sufferings of the Queen of France (Staier, Concerto Koln)
Andreas Staier, the renowned harpsichord player, and Concerto Köln have teamed up to perform two of Johan Ladislas Dussek's Piano Concertos and have succeeded in rendering fine, albeit almost unknown music to perfection.
Dussek, as it may be remembered, is a Bohemian composer living in Paris, a contemporary of both Mozart and Beethoven, and admired particularly for his early piano work because of its technical brilliance. Among his 15 or so piano concertos, these two stand out not only for their brilliance but also for their musical depth. This is partly owed to the "Sturm und Drang" character of his music which leads into early romanticism. It is the particular attraction of his music that it builds a bridge between Haydn and Mendelssohn. We must be grateful for Staier and his team for bringing such outstanding music to our attention.more....
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