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KOŽELUCH, Leopold 1747-1818

COMPLETE KEYBOARD SONATAS • 9

NOS. 33-37


  • Kemp English, harpsichord

As in every other volume of this complete cycle, the Ninth is full of contrasts, no more so than between the Sturm und Drang proportions of Sonata No. 36 and the simple yet beautiful style galant of No. 37. Foretastes of Koželuch’s Scottish song settings can be heard in Sonatas Nos. 33 and 35 while the slow movements of Nos. 34 and 35 are notable for their lyrical beauty.

Tracklist

 
Piano Sonata in G Minor, Op. 35, No. 3, P. XII:34 () (00:16:21 )
1
I. Largo - Allegro agitato * (00:10:20)
2
II. Allegretto * (00:05:58)
 
Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 38, No. 1, P. XII:35 (1791) (00:18:30 )
3
I. Allegro * (00:09:55)
4
II. Adagio * (00:02:53)
5
III. Rondeau: Allegro molto * (00:05:43)
 
Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 38, No. 2, P. XII:36 (1793) (00:15:08 )
6
I. Allegro (00:07:52)
7
II. Adagio (00:02:55)
8
III. Rondeau: Allegretto (00:04:22)
 
Piano Sonata in F Minor, Op. 38, No. 3, P. XII:37 () (00:15:01 )
9
I. Largo - Allegro agitato (00:12:26)
10
II. Allegretto (00:06:09)
 
Piano Sonata in G Major, P. XII:50 (1807) (00:06:15 )
11
I. Moderato * (00:02:12)
12
II. Menuetto * (00:02:31)
13
III. Allegro * (00:01:42)
World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:14:58

The Artist

English, Kemp Kemp English is one of New Zealand’s leading concert performers. Much in demand as a solo organist, collaborative pianist, and specialist fortepiano exponent, he relishes the opportunity to work in a diverse array of styles and periods. He enjoyed a distinguished studentship at the Royal Academy of Music in London and later completed a Master of Arts degree in Music Performance at the University of York. In 2001 he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music—an honour recognising former students of the Academy who have achieved distinction in the profession.