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Jan Ladislav Dussek

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Andante and Rondo for the harp (Dedicated to Lady Mary Lowther) (1)
Canzonetta (1)
Concerto in B flat major for 2 pianos, op.63 (1)
Duet in E flat major for harp and piano, op.38 (2)
Duettino II for harp and piano in F major (1)
Duettino for harp and piano (Dedicated to Miss Purling Monzani) (1)
Duetto in F major for harp and pianoforte, op.26 (1)
Duo concertant in B flat major for harp and piano, op.69 (2)
Duo concertant in F major for harp and pianoforte, op.73 (1)
Duo concertants in E flat major for harp and pianoforte, op.72 (Dedicated to Madame la Comtesse De Canisy) (1)
Etudes melodiques (12), op.16 (1)
Fantaisie in F major, op.76 (2)
Fugues (3), op.64 (1)
Grand Overture in C major, op.32 (1)
Harp Concerto in E flat major, Op.15 (arr. Sophia Dussek for solo harp) (1)
Harp Concerto in E flat major, Op.15 (1)
Harp Sonata in B flat major, op.34 no.2 (1)
Harp Sonata in C minor (1)
Harp Sonata in E flat major, op.34 no.1 (1)
In the Dead of the Night (1)
Messe Solemnelle (1)
Notturno concertant in E flat major, op.68 (1)
Piano Concerto in B flat major, op.22 (1)
Piano Concerto in C major, op.29 (1)
Piano Concerto in E flat major, op.3 (1)
Piano Concerto in E flat major, op.70 (1)
Piano Concerto in F major, op.14 (1)
Piano Concerto in G major, op.1 no.3 (1)
Piano Concerto in G minor, op.49 (2)
Piano Quartet in F minor, op.41 (with optional double bass) (2)
Piano Sonata in A flat major, op.5 no.3 (2)
Piano Sonata in A flat major, op.64 (3)
Piano Sonata in A flat major, op.70 'Le retour a Paris' (5)
Piano Sonata in A major, op.43 (3)
Piano Sonata in B flat major, op.9 no.1 (1)
Piano Sonata in B flat major, op.23 (1)
Piano Sonata in B flat major, op.24 (1)
Piano Sonata in C major, op.9 no.2 (1)
Piano Sonata in D major, op.9 no.3 (1)
Piano Sonata in D major, op.31 no.2 (3)
Piano Sonata in D major, op.69 no.3 (4)
Piano Sonata in E flat major, op.44 'Farewell' (4)
Piano Sonata in E flat major, op.75 'Grande Sonata' (3)
Piano Sonata in F minor, op.77, 'L'invocation' (4)
Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, op.61 (6)
Piano Sonatas (2), op.47 (3)
Piano Sonatas (3), op.4 (with violin ad libitum) (1)
Piano Sonatas (3), op.9 (5)
Piano Sonatas (3), op.10 (5)
Piano Sonatas (3), op.14 (2)
Piano Sonatas (3), op.18 (3)
Piano Sonatas (3), op.25 (2)
Piano Sonatas (3), op.35 (4)
Piano Sonatas (3), op.39 (3)
Piano Sonatas (3), op.45 (3)
Progressive Lessons (12), op.32 (2)
Sonata II in B flat major, op.34 (1)
Sonata in C major, op.48 (2)
Sonata in F major for flute, cello and piano, op.65 (1)
Sonata in G major for harpsichord or fortepiano, WoO C40 (2)
Sonatas (3) for piano four-hands, op.67 (1)
Sonatina no.1 in C major (1)
Sonatina no.3 in G major (1)
Sonatinas (6), op.20 (2)
Sonatinas (6) for the harp (Dedicated to Madame Krumpholtz) (1)
Tableau 'Marie Antoinette', op.23 (1)
The Brunswick March, C263 (orch.Thomas Trsek) (1)
The Loss of Richmond Hill (1)
The Sufferings of the Queen of France, op.23 (3)
Variations in C minor, op.71 no.5 (1)
Variations on Rosline Castle (1)
Variations on Within a Mile of Edinburgh (1)
Variations on an Organ Voluntary by Handel (1)
Violin Sonatas (2), op.69 (1)
Violin Sonatas (3), op.1 (1)
Violin Sonatas (3), op.8 (1)
Violin Sonatas (6), op.28 (1)

Jan Ladislav Dussek (12 February 1760 20 March 1812) was a Czech composer and pianist. He was an important representative of Czech music abroad in the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Some of his more forward-looking piano works have traits often associated with Romanticism.

Dussek was one of the first piano virtuosos to travel widely throughout Europe. He performed at courts and concert venues from London to Saint Petersburg to Milan, and was celebrated for his technical prowess. During a nearly ten-year stay in London, he was instrumental in extending the size of the pianoforte, and was the recipient of one of John Broadwood's first 6-foot pianos. Harold Schonberg wrote that he was the first pianist to sit at the piano with his profile to the audience, earning him the appellation "le beau visage." All subsequent pianists have sat on stage in this manner. He was one of the best-regarded pianists in Europe before Beethoven's rise to prominence.

His music is marked by lyricism interrupted by sudden dynamic contrasts. Not only did he write prolifically for the piano, he was an important composer for the harp. His music for that instrument contains a great variety of figuration within a largely diatonic harmony, avoids dangerous chromatic passages and is eminently playable.

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Recent Dussek releases

Dussek - Complete Piano Sonatas Vol.10
Dussek - Complete Piano Sonatas Vol.10

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JL Dussek - Complete Piano Sonatas & Sonatinas
JL Dussek - Complete Piano Sonatas & Sonatinas

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Dussek - Violin Sonatas Vol.3
Dussek - Violin Sonatas Vol.3

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(Brilliant Classics)

Woelfl & Dussek - Piano Sonatas
Woelfl & Dussek - Piano Sonatas

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(CPO)

Dussek - Violin Sonatas Vol.2
Dussek - Violin Sonatas Vol.2

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(Brilliant Classics)

Romantic Revolution Vol.2: Piano Works by Dussek & Chopin
Romantic Revolution Vol.2: Piano Works by Dussek & Chopin

£13.25

(Somm)

Dussek - Violin Sonatas Vol.1
Dussek - Violin Sonatas Vol.1

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(Brilliant Classics)

Parish Alvars - Grand Duo concertant, The Legend of Teignmouth, etc.
Parish Alvars - Grand Duo concertant, The Legend of Teignmouth, etc.

£13.25

(Lyrita)

Ries, Oginski, Dussek - Early 19th-Century Piano Duets
Ries, Oginski, Dussek - Early 19th-Century Piano Duets

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