Kemp English - Koželuch: Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 11 (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 334 MB
Label: Grand Piano | Tracks: 12 | Time: 63:00 min
Juxtaposing early and late sonatas reveals just how much Leopold Koeluchs style changed over a thirty-year period. The three early sonatas from the 1770s, though harmonically modest, fizz with Rococo charm and elegance. The late sonatas meanwhile were intended for a fortepiano, which had eclipsed the harpsichord, and are twomovement works. They feature bustling rondos and deft janissary devices, one of which is the buzzing effect generated by a knee lever on the original 1815 Johann Fritz instrument used in this recording.