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Complete Sonatas for Keyboard (Volume 1)

By Frantisek Xaver Dusek

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Piano - Level 2
Composed by Frantisek Xaver Dusek. Edited by Vojtech Spurny. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Volume 1. Performance score. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA11513. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA11513).

Item Number: BA.BA11513

ISBN 9790260107625. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Text Language: German/English/Czech. Preface: Vojtech Spurny.

The Czech composer Frantisek Xaver Dusek (1731-1799) was a leading figure in Prague's music life in the latter half of the 18th century. He was an outstanding pianist, composer and piano teacher whose pupils included Leopold Kozeluch.

Now all of Dusek's 21 sonatas, many of which have until now been available only in old prints or manuscripts, are appearing in two volumes. The editor, Vojtech Spurny, has carefully collected and compared archival sources strewn throughout Europe. The sonatas, arranged in chronological order by date of publication, now appear for the first time in critical editions. They are easy to play, some most probably having been written for teaching purposes.

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