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Turk: Easy Keyboard Sonatas, Collections 1 & 2 / Michael Tsalka

Turk / Tsalka
Release Date: 02/26/2013 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 629   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Daniel Gottlob Türk
Performer:  Michael Tsalka
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Daniel Gottlob Türk’s twelve leichte or easy sonatas are excellent steppingstones for young keyboardists preparing to play the works of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. By their careful markings and flawless construction, these works introduce the rhetorical and expressive laws governing the musical style of the era. Türk’s leichte sonatas are both aesthetically accomplished and important to our understanding of the Classical period’s pedagogical practices. Furthermore, the sonatas’ correlation to central stylistic and aesthetic concepts discussed in the composer’s own influential pedagogical treatise Klavierschule (1789), make their reincorporation into the standard repertoire desirable and perhaps even crucial." – Read more Michael Tsalka Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Easy Keyboard Sonatas (6), Collection I by Daniel Gottlob Türk
Performer:  Michael Tsalka (Keyboard)
Written: 1783 
2.
Easy Keyboard Sonatas (6), Collection II by Daniel Gottlob Türk
Performer:  Michael Tsalka (Keyboard)
Written: 1783 

Customer Reviews

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 A Delightful Discovery December 8, 2015 By Peter K. (Fort Collins, CO) See All My Reviews "As an amateur pianist of no great skill, I am always on the lookout for music called "leichte" (or easy). The eighteenth century is a goldmine of keyboard literature written for amateurs, and these sonatas are a delightful discovery. The sheer variety and richness of the musical invention across 36 movements is astonishing. These works are so far as I can tell unpublished, but scores are available at IMSLP, so I look forward to downloading and playing many of my favorite movements or whole sonatas. They seem closest to C.P.E. Bach in spirit, and to me seem much easier and more inventive than the early Haydn sonatinas. Michael Tsalka plays various early instruments in this recording with taste and refinement and makes these pieces really sing." Report Abuse
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