- Sonatas for Piano Four Hands
• Sonata No.1 in F
• Sonata No.2 in D
• Sonata No.3 in B-flat
• Sonata No.4 in C
• Sonata No.1 in E-flat
• Sonata No.2 in G
• Sonata No.3 in D
• Sonata No.4 in F
Anna Clemente, Susanna Piolanti - piano four hands
The historical significance of Charles Burney (1726-1814) as an author lies in his “General history of Music” and his numerous diaries, in which he describes the musical life of the countries he visits and the famous musicians and composers he meets there, all written with an deep insight grounded in profound musical knowledge.
As a musician he was active as organist, harpsichordist and violinist. His sonatas for keyboard 4 hands (“for the pianoforte or harpsichord”) were published for domestic use by a growing middleclass, eager to consume not too challenging keyboard works. They are delightful sonatas in the style of Clementi and Johann Christian Bach (the “London Bach”), fully exploring the possibilities of the new keyboards quickly gaining
Played by Anna Clementi and Susanna Piolanti on a historic square English piano built in 1800 by Josephus Kirckman.
Brilliant Classics 2cds 95447BR
|Release Period||July 2017|