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A Great Friendship

Donald Macleod focuses on the years Dussek spent in the service of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, a man who would become his best friend.

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. As Thursday's episode begins, Dussek's life is in turmoil, having fled bankruptcy in London, leaving behind his wife and their child. However, he managed to find a new patron, and a great friend in his next employer - Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia

Piano Concerto in B flat, Op 40 "Grande Concerto Militaire" (II. Rondo Allegretto)
Marco Lagana, pianoforte
Orchestra "Benedetto Marcello"
Dario Lucantoni, conductor

A che congiuri
Dolce speme, del ciel dono
Leggiadre ninfe
Claron McFadden, soprano
Bart Van Oort, fortepiano

Concerto for two pianos, Op 63 (II. Larghetto sostenuto)
Toni & Rosi Grunschlag, pianos
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra
Paul Angerer, conductor

Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 61 "Elegie Harmonique sur la mort de son Altesse Royale le Prince Louis Ferdinand de Prusse"
Olga Pashchenko, fortepiano

Producer: Sam Phillips.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    “Military” Concerto in B flat op.40 (Grande Concerto Militaire) II. Rondo Allegreto

    Performer: Marco Lagana. Conductor: Dario Lucatone. Orchestra: Orchesta Bendetto Marcello.
    • BONGIOVANNI.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Songs: A che conguiri/ Dolce speme, del ciel dono/ Leggiarde ninfe

    Performer: Bart van Oort. Singer: Claron McFadden.
    • Brilliant Classics.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Concerto In B Flat Major Op.63 For 2 Pianos And Orchestra

    Performer: Rosi Grunschlag. Performer: Toni Grunschlag. Orchestra: Orchester der Wiener Volksoper. Conductor: Paul Angerer.
    • CENTAUR: CRC2635.
    • CENTAUR.
    • 2.
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek

    Sonata In F Sharp Minor Op.61 (Elegie Harmonique Sur La Mort Du Prince Louis Fe

    Performer: Olga Pashchenko.
    • FUGA LIBERA:FUG598.
    • FUGA LIBERA.
    • 1.

Broadcasts

  • Thu 12 May 2016 12:00
  • Thu 12 May 2016 18:30

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