AUGUST ALEXANDER KLENGEL (1783-1852): Grand Trio Concertant for Piano Trio in C Minor, Op. 36, Air suisse avec variations for Violin and Piano in B Flat, Solo Piano: Romance, Op. 6/2, Fantaisie sur un thène russe in A Minor, Op. 23, Romances sentimentales de caractère mélancolique, passioné et calme, Op. 34.
Catalogue Number: 08U019
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0417
Description: To the extent that he is remembered at all, the Dresden-born Klengel retains a toe-hold in music history thanks to a monumental set of 48 canon and fugues. But Klengel was an important early-Romantic composer and celebrated piano virtuoso, with a reputation that stretched from St Petersburg to London. This first recording of his piano and chamber music reveals a personality with a strong lyrical impulse, somewhere between Field, Mendelssohn and Chopin, all three of whom he knew personally. Trio Klengel.