Dussek: Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 49; Piano Concerto in B flat, Op. 22; Tableau Marie Antoinette

COMPOSERS: Dussek
LABELS: Capriccio
WORKS: Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 49; Piano Concerto in B flat, Op. 22; Tableau Marie Antoinette
PERFORMER: Andreas Staier (fortepno); Concerto Köln
CATALOGUE NO: 10 444 DDD
These compositions by JL Dussek (1760-1812) were recorded on a Broadwood piano of 1806, which sounds well despite its age. Staier plays with brilliance and elegance and directs the Concerto Köln with authority. But he complains because in Dussek’s Op. 22 Concerto ‘one becomes weary of B flat major’ and therefore invents an introduction to the finale as a sudden change of flavour. But with over a dozen concertos to choose from, surely one could be found with more variety of key? Denis Stevens

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