LEOPOLD KOZELUCH (1747-1818): Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 4 - Sonatas Nos. 37-50.
Catalogue Number: 10W031
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Especially in these late sonatas, Kozeluch’s keyboard music belongs no less to the quickly evolving cultural landscape of late 18th- and early 19th-century Vienna than the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. It can even at times be hard to tell which composer influenced whom; Kozeluch is his own man, not gifted in the final analysis with Beethoven’s feeling for dramatic expression, Mozart’s subtlety of formal innovation or Schubert’s melodic inspiration, but sharing a portion of these qualities while bringing to the table something of his own, not least a mood of deceptive simplicity which belongs to the world of his native Bohemia. 4 CDs. Jenny Soonjin Kim (copy of 1795 Walter fortepiano).