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London and the Now-Celebrated Mr Dussek

With Dussek's star on the rise, Donald Macleod focuses on the decade the composer and pianist spent in London. There, he found fame and love and started a new business venture.

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Jan Ladislav Dussek, a musician revered in his own time, but largely forgotten today. In Wednesday's episode, with Dussek's star on the rise, Donald Macleod focuses on the time the composer and pianist spent in London. He settled for over a decade there, finding fame, love, and starting a bold new business venture.

Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 39 No 1 (I. Allegro moderato e maestoso)
Andreas Staier, fortepiano

Duet for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, Op 38 (I. Allegro)
Richard Egarr, fortepiano
Masumi Nagasawa, harp

Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 35 No 3 (II. Adagio patetico ed espressivo)
Andreas Staier, fortepiano

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 41 (III. Finale - Allegretto ma espressivo)
Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet

Piano Sonata in E flat major, Op 44 "The Farewell" (I. Introduzione: Grave - Allegro moderato)
Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano

Producer: Sam Phillips.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata no. 14 in B flat - I. Allegro moderato e maestoso

    Performer: Andreas Staier.
    • Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: DHM82876673772.
    • DEUTSCHE.
    • 1.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Duet in E flat major Op.38

    Performer: Richard Egarr. Performer: Masumi Nagasawa.
    • ETCETERA :KTC 1436.
    • ETCETERA.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata In C minor Op.35`3

    Performer: Andreas Staier.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI : 82876-67377 2.
    • DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 6.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Quintet in F minor C.172, Op.41

    Ensemble: Nepomuk Fortepiano.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS:93203.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 7.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata In E flat major Op.44 (The Farewell)

    Performer: Malcolm Bilson.
    • BRIDGE : 9263.
    • BRIDGE.
    • 1.

Broadcasts

  • Wed 11 May 2016 12:00
  • Wed 11 May 2016 18:30

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