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Composer of the Week: Dussek


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Geoffrey Baskerville follows Dussek on his travels through Europe. For two years, Dussek was Kapellmeister to Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, and he followed his employer from one battlefield to another, playing, drinking and generally living the good life. His Concerto for Two Pianos was premiered the night before the prince's death at the battle of Saalfeld in October 1806.
Concerto in B flat for Two Pianos, Op 63
Frantisek Maxian and Jan Panenka. Czech Philharmonic, conductor Zdenek Chalabala
Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 61 (Elegie Harmonique sur la Mort du Prince Louis Ferdinand ) Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Prince Louis Ferdinand
Unknown: Frantisek Maxian
Conductor: Zdenek Chalabala
Unknown: Prince Louis Ferdinand
Unknown: Andreas Staier

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Composer of the Week: Dussek

BBC Radio 3, 5 November 1997 23.30

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