4 And More Music

Sonatas For  Fortepiano And Violin

Kraus, Joseph Martin

Sonater & Trio för hammarklaver & violin

Lohmann / Schlepp / Wakelkamp

0608917240429 | FL 72404 | 2CD
4 sonates voor fortepiano & violin
Sonata for fortepiano in E-flat major
Trio for fortepiano, violin and cello
You average classical music fan is not familiar with Joseph Martin Kraus as a composer although he was active in almost all genres and was very productive. Kraus (1756-1792) composed sacred music, operas, oratorios, chamber music, symphonies and more in a way that goes beyond his times. The four sonatas recorded here for fortepiano and violin, the sonata for fortepiano as well as the trio for fortepiano, violin and cello are presented as a world premier on this CD using instruments, which were already played during the times of the composer. World première recording:
Vaughan Schlepp, fortepiano (copy after Stein, appr. 1785, Paul McNulty)
Antoinette Lohmann, violin (Gasparo Piattelini, Florence, 1770)
Frank Wakelkamp, cello (copy after Amati, Jaap Bolink, 1982) Played on original instuments.