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"...A Piano Sensation..."

For the BBC's piano season, Lucie Skeaping looks back on the life and music of Jan Ladislav Dussek, an innovative Bohemian composer and pianist of the late 18th century.

Jan Ladislav Dussek was a Bohemian composer and pianist of the late 18th Century. He was the first great touring piano virtuoso paving the way for the likes of Franz Liszt. It was Dussek who first thought of playing the piano sideways on to the audience - the better to show off his noble profile.

Lucie Skeaping looks back on his life and music - much of which seems to anticipate the innovations and ideas of Beethoven and Schubert.

Broadcast as part of the Piano Season on the BBC.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata Op 24 in B flat

    Performer: Riko Fukuda (piano)

    • PARTRIDGE.
    • 1135-2.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Last movement from Sonata Op 31 No 2 (extract)

    Performer: Andreas Staier (piano)

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 82876673772.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Last movement from Sonata Op 69 No 3 in D "La Chasse"

    Performer: Riko Fukuda (piano)

    • PARTRIDGE.
    • 1135-2.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata "Le Retour a Paris" – Tempo di Minuetto and Finale

    Performer: Andreas Staier (piano)

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 82876673772.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata Elegie Harmonique

    Performer: Andreas Staier (piano)

    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 82876673772.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata in B flat, Op.24

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Last movement from Sonata Op.31 No.2 (extract)

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Last movement from Sonata in D major "La Chasse", Op.69 No.3

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Tempo di Minuetto & Finale from Sonata "Le Retour a Paris"

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata Elegie Harmonique

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