CARL CZERNY (1791-1857): Grande Sonate for Piano and Violin in A, Sonata Concertante for Violin and Piano in E Flat.
Catalogue Number: 01U025
Reference: 777 822-2
Description: The Grande Sonate is certainly Grande: its three movements stretch to 42 minutes, making it the Schubert Ninth of Classical violin sonatas. And it’s the work of a 16-year-old! Piano and violin share the stage in a piece which looks forward to Schubert’s late compositions especially in its harmonic adventurousness. Its discmate from 1848 is very different - 31 minutes of flash and glitter and crowd-pleasing virtuosity (for both instruments again) in four fast movements. Kolja Lessing (violin), Rainer Maria Klaas (piano), Anton Kuerti (piano - Sonata Concertante).