CARL CZERNY (1791-1857): Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 - Nos. 3 in F Minor, Op. 57, No. 4 in G, Op. 65 and No. 10 in B Flat, Op. 268, Rondino in E Flat, Op. 42, Sonatine in G, Op. 251, Gran Capriccio in C Minor, Op. 172, Andante and Allegro, Romance, Op. 755/13, Capriccio à la Fuga, Op. 89.

Catalogue Number: 10N038

Label: Nimbus

Reference: NI 5872/3

Format: CD

Price: $33.98

Description: Moronically, unable to count, we called Vol. 2 the last batch of these truly remarkable sonatas, often Beethovenian but generally looking forward to Weber, Schubert and Romanticism but plainly, there were three more: Nos. 3 and 4 from 1824, the former shot through with a march-like motif and with a Schubertian melancholy and resignation, the latter its polar opposite, extrovert and ebullient with much bravura required and quite a lot of anticipation of Chopin's mature style. No. 10 (1831) combines Czerny the innovator in sonata form with the legendary composer of etudes and exercises, producing a work of such awesome difficulty that it was a required work for graduating pianists at the Paris Conservatory until the 1930s. The remaining works range from salon delicacy to serene Classicism to the turbulent Romanticism of the 14-minute Gran Capriccio of 1828 which is a mini-sonata in its own right. 2 CDs. Martin Jones (piano).

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