KASP 57591 Works by Spohr and Schubert
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KASP 57591 Louis Spohr (1784-1859) was one of the finest of the near-great composers of the 19th Century. A reknowned violin virtuoso and conductor, he was a prolific composer of chamber music, works for violin, and symphonies. This CD presents the first ever recording of his only Piano Sonata, and the first recording on a modern piano of his Rondoletto.
Record Guide wrote about "Spohr's Sonata in A Flat, expertly played
here by Donald Isler.....Mr. Isler's thoughtful performance does much
to persuade that it is a sonata worth reviving.....He grasps the work's
essence and reads into it a shrewdness and elegance."
in D Major of Schubert featured here is one of the great works of that
composer's last years. A virtual world unto itself it includes a brilliant
first movement, great abandon in its scherzo, charm and delicacy in its
finale and a slow movement of Beethovenian profundity.