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Kozeluch: Complete Sonatas / Jenny Soonjin Kim

Kozeluch / Kim
Release Date: 10/16/2020 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95984  
Composer:  Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim
Number of Discs: 12 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 1790, one musical dictionary described Leopold Kozeluch as ‘without question the living composer most loved by young or old’; his works displayed 'liveliness and grace, the noblest melody combined with the purest harmony, and of the most pleasing organization blended with rhythm and modulation.’ His music may have been eclipsed by the legacies of the towering figures Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven since his death in 1818, but performers such as Jenny Soonjin Kim are leading a Kozeluch revival which should see the reputation of this Bohemian-born master rise once more. Having completed his studies in Prague, including lessons with Dussek, he made his name in Vienna as a teacher and successful publisher as well as Read more composer. Though he composed in all the major genres, the best of him is to be found in the keyboard sonatas gathered here. He was regarded as a pioneer of writing for the fortepiano rather than the harpsichord, and he won particular praise from the influential writer Charles Burney: ‘[Kozeluch’s] style is more easy than that of Emanuel Bach, Haydn or Mozart; it is natural, graceful and flowing, without imitating any great model, as almost all his contemporaries have done. His modulation is natural and pleasing, and what critics of the old school would allow to be warrantable. His rhythm is well phrased, his accents well placed, and harmony pure.’ Jenny Soonjin Kim recorded this series between 2013 and 2018 at the Kresge Chapel in Claremont Graduate University, where she oversees the teaching programme for piano and fortepiano studies. Sylvia Berry (Early Music America 21, no. 4, Winter 2015) wrote of the second Kozeluch volume: ‘Kim’s playing is crystalline and lyrical, with exquisitely sensitive phrasing. She is an assured virtuoso who interprets Kozeluch’s music beautifully.’ Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in F major, Op. 1 no 1 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
2.
Sonata for Piano in E flat major, Op. 1 no 2 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
3.
Sonata for Piano in D major, Op. 1 no 3 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano in D major by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
5.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, Op. 2 no 1 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
6.
Piano Sonata in F major, Op. 5 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
7.
Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 2/3, P. 12:13 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
8.
Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 2/2, P. 12:12 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
9.
Sonata for Piano in C major, Op. 8 no 1 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
10.
Sonata for Piano in F major, Op. 8 no 2 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
11.
Sonata for Piano in E flat major, Op. 10 no 1 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784 
12.
Piano Sonata No. 12 in C major, Op. 10/2, P. 12:16 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784 
13.
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat major, Op. 13/1, P. 12:3 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784 
14.
Piano Sonata No. 14 in G major, Op. 13/2, P. 12:7 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784 
15.
Piano Sonata No. 15 in E minor, Op. 13/3, P. 12:6 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784 
16.
Piano Sonata No. 16 in G minor, Op. 15/1, P. 12:17 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
17.
Piano Sonata No. 17 in C Major, Op. 15/2, P. 12:18 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785 
18.
Piano Sonata No. 18 in A flat major, Op. 15/3, P. 12:19 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785 
19.
Piano Sonata No. 19 in F minor, Op. 17/1, P. 12:20 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785 
20.
Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, Op. 17/2, P. 12:21 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785 
21.
Sonata for Piano No. 21 in E-Flat Major, Op. 17 No. 3, P. XII:22 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785 
22.
Sonata for Piano No. 22 in F Major, Op. 20 No. 1, P. XII:23 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786 
23.
Sonata for Piano No. 23 in C Major, Op. 20 No. 2, P. XII:24 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786 
24.
Sonata for Piano No. 24 in D Minor, Op. 20 No. 3, P. XII:25 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786 
25.
Sonata for Piano in D Major, Op. 26, No. 1, P. XII:26 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
26.
Sonata for Piano in A Minor, Op. 26, No. 2, P. XII:27 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
27.
Sonata for Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 26, No. 3, P. XII:28 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
28.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 30: no 1 in B flat major by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
29.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 30: No. 2 in G Major by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
30.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 30: No. 3 in C Minor by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
31.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 35: No. 1 in F Major by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
32.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 35: No. 2 in A Major by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
33.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 35: No. 3 in G Minor, P. 12:34 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
34.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 38: No. 1 in E-Flat Minor by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
35.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 38: No. 2 in C major by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
36.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 38: No. 3 in F Minor by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
37.
Sonata for Piano in G Major, P. 12:50 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
38.
Sonata for Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 51 No. 1 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
39.
Sonata for Piano in C Minor, Op. 51 No. 2 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
40.
Sonata for Piano in D Minor, Op. 51 No. 3 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
41.
Sonata for Piano in F Major, P. 12:1 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Czech Republic 
42.
Sonata for Piano in A Major, P. 12:2 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Czech Republic 
43.
Sonata for Piano in C Major, P. 12:41 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Czech Republic 
44.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E-Flat Major, P. XII:42 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
45.
Sonata for Piano in B-Flat Major, P. XII:43 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
46.
Sonata for Piano in A Major, P. XII:44 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 
47.
Sonata for Piano in E Minor, P. XII:45 by Leopold Anton Kozeluch
Performer:  Jenny Soonjin Kim (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Bohemia 

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