The best-known piano studies are the 27 by Chopin, most of them composed in the 1830s. But Chopin did not create the genre: a number of prominent pianist-composers had already established the piano study, or étude, in the decades before Chopin sat down to write his. Although this repertoire is as good as unknown today, it is a treasure-trove of miniature jewels, many of them announcing the dawn of Romanticism in their combination of Classical delicacy and a new harmonic warmth.
Anna Petrova-Forster, piano
DANIEL STEIBELT (1765–1823)
50 Études, Op. 78 (publ. 1805)
JOSEPH WOELFL (1775–1812)
Practical School for the Piano Forte, Op. 56 (publ. 1810)*
HÉLÈNE DE MONTGEROULT (1764–1836)
Cours complet pour l’enseignement du Forté-Piano (publ. c. 1816)
JOÃO DOMINGOS BOMTEMPO (1775–1842)
Elementos de Musica e methodo de tocar Piano Forte, Op. 19 (publ. 1816)
LUDWIG BERGER (1777–1837)
12 Études, Op. 12 (publ. c. 1816)*
15 Études, Op. 22 (publ. 1836)*
ALEXANDRE BOËLY (1785–1858)
Trente études, Op. 6 (publ. 1830)*
Catalogue No: TOCN0005EAN/UPC: 5060640070059Release Date: 19.03.2021Composer: Alexandre Boëly,
Hélène de Montgeroult,
João Domingos Bomtempo,
Johann Baptist Cramer,
Ludwig Berger Artists: Anna Petrova-Forster
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