LEOPOLD KOŽELUCH (1747-1818): Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol. 10 - Sonatas No. 38 in E Flat, No. 39 in C Minor and No. 40 in D Minor (all Op. 51), No. 41 in G, Op. 53/1 (all First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 10T035
Label: Grand Piano
Description: Composed between 1807 and 1809, these sonatas represent Koželuch’s return to the genre after a period of fourteen years. While aware of the influence of the resonant new English piano, the Bohemian composer explored the special effects of the Viennese instrument. The Turkish sounds in the finale of No. 41 illustrate the timbres available whilst the romantic quality of his slow introductions, not least the Largo of No. 40, reveal his command of color and texture. Kemp English (c. 1815 Fritz fortepiano).