LEOPOLD ANTON KOZELUCH (1747-1818)
Three Scottish Piano Trios
Piano Trio P.IX:41 in B flat major
Piano Trio P.IX:45 in G minor
Piano Trio P.IX:44 in A major
Leopold Kozeluch enjoyed such an outstanding reputation that in 1781 that he received an offer from the Archbishop of Salzburg to succeed Mozart as court organist. The three trios presented here were published in 1798/99, and are interesting due to his use of melodies from Scottish folk songs in their middle and last movements. Toward the end of the eighteenth century the Edinburgh publisher George Thomson had the idea to have Viennese classical composers set Scottish, Irish, and Welsh folk songs to music with an accompaniment for piano, violin, and violoncello, and these are some of the resulting works.
|Release Period||July 2018|