Sterkel - Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin (24/96 FLAC)
Sterkel – Sonatas for Fortepiano and Violin (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel
Performer: Meret Lüthi, Els Biesemans
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Ramée
Size: 1.31 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Sonata in F major op. 33 no. 1
from Trois Sonates pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forté avec accompagnement d’un Violon obligé op. 33
01. Allegro
02. Andante con variazioni

Fantasia in A minor op. 45
Fantaisie pour le Piano-Forte OEuvre 45
03. Andante con un poco di moto ma con grazia ed espressione

Sonata in B flat major op. 25
Grande Sonate pour Clavecin ou Piano Forte avec un Violon obligé op. 25
04. Allegro cantabile
05. Cantabile
06. Allegro un poco vivace

Romance in F major op. 24 no. 3
from Les Petites Beautés de J.F. Sterkel. Six pieces for the Harpsichord or Piano Forte Op. 24
07. Andantino

Sonata in A major op. 33 no. 3
from Trois Sonates pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forté avec accompagnement d’un Violon obligé op. 33
08. Allegro
09. Rondo

A once-celebrated contemporary of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and a precursor of Schubert in the domain of the lied, Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel (17501817) is today almost unknown to the general public. Given the great success of his symphonies at the Concert Spirituel, he was probably the composer most frequently performed in Paris between 1777 and 1779. This famous and highly influental pianist and composer spent most of his working life at the court of Mainz, where his reputation attracted rising young talents like Beethoven and Weber, and wrote more than 700 works, including 400 German and Italian songs. On this new release, Els Biesemans and Meret Luthi present a world premiere recording of some of his sonatas for fortepiano and violin, utterly disarming in their charm, inventiveness and refinement.

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