Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1785-1849) – Part 3

It exists only one serious biography (in German) about him – by Hans Nautsch „Friedrich Kalkbrenner. Wirkung und Werk“ 1983. Some choice of scores can be found here.

And there are two recordings of Kalkbrenner’s works on the market:
1. Kalkbrenner – Romantic piano works, played by Michael Krücker on a fortepiano. Every musician who records an unknown music is like a sort of a pioneer for me – trying to find the answers to how to interpret the forgotten compositions.
What I love the most in this CD are the sonata, the three Romances op.54 (written before 1824) and “La femme du marin” op.139. Strangely enough on the CD the sonata is given as op. 28, dedicated to Cramer (before 1819), but what is really played is the sonata in a-minor, opus 48 (1828), dedicated to Cherubini:

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2 Responses

  1. Ani Says:

    I never heard of Kalkbrenner before, but then again, I am only a music lover, not an expert. Anyway, these articles are enlightening for me, will wait for the next eagerly! :-)

    Posted on November 4th, 2009 at 11:15

  2. Tihomir Ipotpal Says:

    This is … beautiful.

    Posted on November 9th, 2009 at 23:12

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