JOHANN WILHELM HÄSSLER (1747-1822): 6 Sonaten, 6 neue Sonaten, 6 leichte Sonaten, Fantasia in C Minor, Appendix with Francesca Cassinari [soprano] and Matteo Zanatto [violin]: Fantasia, Das Glück in Verleumdung, Minuetto I & II, Alla Polacca, Rondeau, Die Zukunft, Minuetto I & II, Der Bauer, Die Hoffnung, Selig, wer mir, Prestissimo, Sonata con violino in G.
Catalogue Number: 02S032
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Here is a companion to Brilliant’s 2012 Hässler release (03N037) and to the Oehms Classics modern piano recording from last May (05E027). As we described him before: “Dramatic, theatrical, melancholy, delicate, sometimes bizarre, questing, experimental, genre-bending, a bridge between the Bach family tradition and the Romantic period. If he hadn’t spent the last 28 years of his career in Russia, he might not be so forgotten now.” 4 CDs. Michele Benuzzi (clavichord, harpsichord, Silbermann fortepiano, Broadwood square piano).