To the extent that he is remembered at all, the Dresden-born August Alexander Klengel (1783–1852) 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.
Catalogue No: TOCC0417EAN/UPC: 5060113444172Release Date: 01.08.2018Composer: August Alexander Klengel Artists: Trio Klengel
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Fantaisie sur un thème russe in A minor, Op. 23, for piano (c. 1821)
Romances sentimentales de caractère mélancolique, passioné et calme, Op. 34, for piano (c. 1823)
Air suisse avec variations in B flat major, Op. 32, for piano and violin (c. 1823)
Six Nocturnes, Op. 23, for piano (c. 1818)
Grand Trio Concertant in C minor, Op. 36 (1824)
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