Malcolm Bilson plays Haydn, Dussek, and Cramer

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Early keyboard virtuoso Malcolm Bilson's latest recording features Dussek's revolutionary 'Farewell' Sonata, dedicated to Clementi, Haydn's great E-flat sonata, Hob. 52 21: 10, and Johann Baptist Cramer's delightful variations from The Magic Flute, all played on a replica of a 5½ octave English Pianoforte by Longman & Clementi, 1798, built by Chris Maene. London in the 1790s was a bustling industrial, cultural and musical capital. Johann Baptist Cramer, Muzio Clementi, and Jan Ladislav Dussek, all foreigners, were magnetically drawn to this city with its variegated and sophisticated musical possibilities. These are the first genuine piano virtuosos, and their brilliant pianism and compositions would become known as the London Pianoforte School. 



“Listeners with a special interest in the development of the piano must have this disc. I recommend it to everyone for the Dussek Sonata.” - Fanfare

“When you are as outspoken as Malcolm Bilson, it’s good to be able to back it up, and the pianist-scholar does so brilliantly here. Bilson is one of the foremost advocates of the fortepiano and he does not shy away from its modern descendant.” - Gramophone



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Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)
Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 44 (The Farewell)

J.B. Cramer (1771-1858)
Variations on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen wünscht Papageno sich' from Mozart's Magic Flute

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. 52 21:10

Malcolm Bilson, pianoforte