JOSEPH WOELFL (1773-1812): Piano Music, Vol. 1 - Sonatas in F, Op. 27/2 and in B Minor, Op. 38*, Sonate précédée d’une Introduction et Fugue in C Minor, WoO 113.
Catalogue Number: 11S023
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0383
Description: A friend of the Mozart family from childhood, Woelfl was one of the best-known musicians of his day, regarded as a rival of Beethoven in Vienna and a worthy successor to Haydn in the musical life of London. His piano music sits between Mozart, Haydn and Clementi and looks foreward to Schubert and Mendelssohn. This series is the first ever to examine it in any detail and hopes to rescue Woelfl's once starry reputation from the mists of history. Adalberto Maria Riva (piano).