Tosi, Giorgio Leonida - Sonate Fuer Violine Und Kl 1. Allegro Molto 2. Andantino 3. Rondo: Allegro Frontini-porto - Allegro Pathetique Fuer Klavier Z Tosi, Giorgio Leonida - Sonate Fuer Violine Und Kl 1. Allegro 2. Andantino 3. Rondo Alla Polacca Frontini-porto - Adagio Und Rondo Fuer Klavier Zu Tosi, Giorgio Leonida - Sonate Fuer Violine Und Kl 1. Allegro Gustoso 2. Andante 3. Rondo: Allegro Scherzando ? Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832) was born in Hannover, but as a student he went to Denmark, where he stayed the rest of his life, becoming an important national composer. ? Kuhlau was a near contemporary of Beethoven, and his style shares elements of that genius (alas not the genius…): rooted in the 17th century classicism it foreshadows the Romantic movement in a true expression of affect, daring dissonances and sudden harmonic changes, and a general expression of romantic moods as favoured in the fashionable salons. ? Kuhlau is nowadays best known for his Sonatinas for amateur pianists, serving as a welcome alternative to the more classical sonatinas by Clementi. ? This new recording present Kuhlau’s Violin Sonatas Op. 79, music of considerable drama, brilliance and virtuosity, but also of gentle lyricism and charm. ? As interludes to these sonatas the piano duo Porto-Frontini plays two works for piano 4-hands, an Allegro Pathétique and an Adagio & Rondo. ? Played by Giorgio Leonida Tosi on a baroque violin, pianist Paolo Porto plays an 1830 Viennese Stein piano.