CARL DITTERS VON DITTERSDORF (1739-1799): 3 Ovid Sonatas for Piano Four Hands - Ajax et Ulysse, Hercule changé en Dieu and Jason, qui emporte la toison d’or.

Catalogue Number: 08T021

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.573740

Format: CD

Price: $8.98

Description: Remember this composer’s Metamorphoses symphonies after Ovid? Well, six exist but there were supposed to be fifteen and these are four-hand arrangements of three of the lost symphonies, possibly Dittersdorf’s attempt to salvage something from the project. These fascinating works juxtapose conventional structures with fluid, unconventional music transforming Ovid’s ‘tableaux’ into dramatic structures teeming with incident and wit. James Tibbles, Michael Tsalka (fortepiano).

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