Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)

Episodes

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01A Bohemian Pianist20160509

Donald Macleod explores Dussek's early years travelling through Europe.

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Jan Ladislav Dussek, a performer and composer revered in his own time, but largely forgotten today. In Monday's episode, Donald focusses on Dussek's early years travelling through the Netherlands and Germany, an eventful period at the court of Catherine the Great in St Petersburg and a scandalous romantic encounter in Lithuania.

Piano Concerto in G minor, Op 49 (III. Rondo)

Andreas Staier, fortepiano

Concerto Koln

Piano Sonata in D, Op 9 No 3

Maria Garzon, fortepiano

Piano Concerto in G major, Op 1 No 3

Howard Shelley, piano/conductor

Ulster Orchestra

Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 4 No 3 "L'amante disperato" (II. Tempo di Menuetto)

Frederick Marvin, piano

Fantasia and Fugue for the pianoforte

Producer: Sam Phillips.

Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 4 No 3 ""L'amante disperato"" (II. Tempo di Menuetto)

02Paris20160510

Donald Macleod focuses on the years Dussek spent living and working in Paris.

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Jan Ladislav Dussek, a performer and composer revered in his own time, but largely forgotten today. In Tuesday's episode, Donald Macleod focuses on the years Dussek spent living and working in Paris including a reputed meeting with Napoleon, time at the court of Marie Antoinette and another romantic scandal.

Grand Sonata in G minor, Op 10 No 2

Frederick Marvin, piano

Harp Sonata No 2

Roberta Alessandrini, Harp

The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op 23 (Tableau "Marie Antoinette")

Andreas Staier, fortepiano

Piano Concerto in C major, Op 29 (I. Larghetto - Allegro Maestoso)

Howard Shelley, piano/ conductor

Ulster Orchestra

Producer: Sam Phillips.

The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Op 23 (Tableau ""Marie Antoinette"")

03London And The Now-celebrated Mr Dussek20160511

With Dussek's star on the rise, Donald Macleod focuses on the decade he spent in London.

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Jan Ladislav Dussek, a musician revered in his own time, but largely forgotten today. In Wednesday's episode, with Dussek's star on the rise, Donald Macleod focuses on the time the composer and pianist spent in London. He settled for over a decade there, finding fame, love, and starting a bold new business venture.

Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 39 No 1 (I. Allegro moderato e maestoso)

Andreas Staier, fortepiano

Duet for Harp and Pianoforte in E flat major, Op 38 (I. Allegro)

Richard Egarr, fortepiano

Masumi Nagasawa, harp

Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 35 No 3 (II. Adagio patetico ed espressivo)

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 41 (III. Finale - Allegretto ma espressivo)

Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet

Piano Sonata in E flat major, Op 44 "The Farewell" (I. Introduzione: Grave - Allegro moderato)

Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano

Producer: Sam Phillips.

Piano Sonata in E flat major, Op 44 ""The Farewell"" (I. Introduzione: Grave - Allegro moderato)

04A Great Friendship20160512

Donald Macleod explores Dussek's work in the service of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Jan Ladislav Dussek, a musician revered in his own time, but largely forgotten today. As Thursday's episode begins, Dussek's life is in turmoil, having fled bankruptcy in London, leaving behind his wife and their child. However, he managed to find a new patron, and a great friend in his next employer - Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia

Piano Concerto in B flat, Op 40 "Grande Concerto Militaire" (II. Rondo Allegretto)

Marco Lagana, pianoforte

Orchestra "Benedetto Marcello

Dario Lucantoni, conductor

A che congiuri

Dolce speme, del ciel dono

Leggiadre ninfe

Claron McFadden, soprano

Bart Van Oort, fortepiano

Concerto for two pianos, Op 63 (II. Larghetto sostenuto)

Toni & Rosi Grunschlag, pianos

Vienna Volksoper Orchestra

Paul Angerer, conductor

Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 61 "Elegie Harmonique sur la mort de son Altesse Royale le Prince Louis Ferdinand de Prusse

Olga Pashchenko, fortepiano

Producer: Sam Phillips.

Piano Concerto in B flat, Op 40 ""Grande Concerto Militaire"" (II. Rondo Allegretto)

Orchestra ""Benedetto Marcello"

Toni and Rosi Grunschlag, pianos

Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 61 ""Elegie Harmonique sur la mort de son Altesse Royale le Prince Louis Ferdinand de Prusse"

05 LASTReturn To Paris20160513

Donald Macleod explores Dussek's return to Paris and his lifestyle of excess.

Donald Macleod explores the life and career of the virtuoso pianist and composer Jan Ladislav Dussek, a musician revered in his own time, but largely forgotten today. In Friday's programme, Donald explores Dussek's return to Paris, where his lifestyle of excess began to catch up with him

Sonata in A flat major, Op 64 "Return to Paris" (II. Molto Adagio)

Andreas Staier, fortepiano

Sonata in A flat major Op 64 "Return to Paris" (IV. Finale: Scherzo - Allegro con spirito)

Markus Becker, piano

Piano Concerto in E flat major, Op 70 (III. Rondo: Allegretto moderatissimo)

Howard Shelley, piano/ conductor

Ulster orchestra

Piano Sonata in F major, Op 77 "L'invocation

Rudolph Firkusny, piano

Producer: Sam Phillips.

Sonata in A flat major, Op 64 ""Return to Paris"" (II. Molto Adagio)

Sonata in A flat major Op 64 ""Return to Paris"" (IV. Finale: Scherzo - Allegro con spirito)

Piano Sonata in F major, Op 77 ""L'invocation"