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Donald Macleod on the years Dussek spent living and working in Paris including a reputed meeting with Napoleon, time at the court of Marie Antoinette and another romantic scandal.

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Jan Ladislav Dussek, a performer and composer revered in his own time, but largely forgotten today. In Tuesday's episode, Donald Macleod focuses on the years Dussek spent living and working in Paris including a reputed meeting with Napoleon, time at the court of Marie Antoinette and another romantic scandal.

Grand Sonata in G minor, Op 10 No 2
Frederick Marvin, piano

Harp Sonata No 2
Roberta Alessandrini, Harp

The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op 23 (Tableau "Marie Antoinette")
Andreas Staier, fortepiano

Piano Concerto in C major, Op 29 (I. Larghetto - Allegro Maestoso)
Howard Shelley, piano/ conductor
Ulster Orchestra

Producer: Sam Phillips.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Grand Sonata in G minor Op. 10'2

    Performer: Frederick Martin.
    • Dorian Discovery Dussek: DIS80125.
    • Dorian Discovery Dussek.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata for Harp no.2

    Performer: Roberta Alessandrini.
    • NAXOS: 8553622.
    • 7.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Piano Concerto in C major op. 29 - I. Larghetto - allegro maestoso

    Performer: Howard Shelley. Orchestra: Ulster Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shelley.
    • HYPERION:CDA68027.
    • HYPERION.
    • 3.

Broadcasts

  • Tue 10 May 2016 12:00
  • Tue 10 May 2016 18:30

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