JACOB KIRKMAN (1746-1812): Lessons, Op. 3, Nos. I and VI, Sonatas I-III, Op. 8 and IV, Op. 14.
Catalogue Number: 03S029
Label: Coviello Classics
Reference: COV 91616
Description: The brother of a well-known London harpsichord maker (one of whose instruments is used here), Kirkman gives us examples of the accompanied keyboard sonata in his Sonatas and solo keyboard pieces in the Lessons from collections published in 1785, 1789 and 1795. Charming, entertaining and witty, ranging from quite virtuosic to simple, this music is representative of musical tastes in post-Handel London. Medea Bindewald (1756 Kirckman harpsichord and 1795 Broadwood square piano), Nicolette Moonen (violin).