[Op. 51]. Trois Nouvelles Sonates pour le Piano-Forte avec accompt. de Flute ou Violon... Op. 51. [Keyboard part only]. Jan Ladislav DUSSEK.

[Op. 51]. Trois Nouvelles Sonates pour le Piano-Forte avec accompt. de Flute ou Violon... Op. 51. [Keyboard part only]

Vienne: Artaria et Comp. [PN] 1906, [1807]. Oblong folio. [1] (title), 2-30 pp. Engraved.

Slightly worn; title soiled and separated at spine, opus number partially erased.

Weinmann: Artaria p. 92. RISM D4277 (3 copies only).

"Dussek is an unjustly neglected composer. Admittedly some of his more insignificant works... are trivial and deservedly forgotten, but there is a body of piano sonatas, piano concertos and chamber works that are of sufficient musical worth to be performed and enjoyed today. His music seems to have been received with enthusiasm in his own time; reviews of the original editions in the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung praise Dussek’s originality and expressiveness, and the appropriateness to the piano of his melody, harmony and scoring...".

"... As has been frequently observed, much of Dussek’s music resembles that of other composers. Most often, however, these composers are later than Dussek, and such resemblances show him to have been very much ahead of his time in the development of a Romantic piano style...".

"... Dussek’s works were remarkably popular in his lifetime; most were reprinted at least once, and some as many as ten times (some important works appeared in as many as three different editions by Breitkopf & Härtel alone, who issued a 12-volume collected edition of his works just after his death). He quickly fell into disregard, however, and his name does not appear at all in the letters of Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin or Moscheles. Between 1860 and 1880 a revival of interest in Dussek brought about new editions of the piano sonatas by Breitkopf & Härtel and Litolff, as well as many performances of them, particularly in London." Howard Allen Craw et al in Grove Music Online. Item #21944

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