JAN LADISLAV DUSSEK (1760-1812): Piano Concertos in G Minor, Op. 49 and in B Flat, Op. 22, Tableau "Marie Antoinette", Op. 23.
Catalogue Number: 05M022
Description: These concertos date from 1793 and 1801, the latter rooted in Sturm und Drang but also looking ahead to Romanticism while the former is grounded in Classical style but also with its visionary aspects. The Tableau is a hoot: musical portraits of Marie's imprisonment, reflections on past grandeur, parting from her children, march to the scaffold with howling mob, final prayer and guillotining. Andreas Staier (fortepiano), Concerto Köln. Original 1995 release.