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Daniel Gottlob Turk: Keyboard Sonatas, Collections I & II / Michael Tsalka, piano

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> 12 Keyboard Sonatas (1777), Collection 2: Sonata No. 1 in D minor - I. Allegretto
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas (1777), Collection 2: Sonata No. 1 in D minor - II. Adagio
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas (1777), Collection 2: Sonata No. 1 in D minor - III. Allegro assai
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 2 in E flat major - I. Allegro con spirito
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 2 in E flat major - II. Adagio assai
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 2 in E flat major - III. Tempo di minuetto
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 3 in A major - I. Presto
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 3 in A major - II. Andante
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 3 in A major - III. Prestissimo
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 4 in G minor - I. Allegretto grazioso
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 4 in G minor - II. Largo molto e tenero
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 4 in G minor - III. Allegro assai e scherzando
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 5 in C minor - I. Allegro moderato
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 5 in C minor - II. Larghetto
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 5 in C minor - III. Allegro spirituoso
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 6 in G major - I. Allegro di molto
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 6 in G major - II. Grave
> 12 Keyboard Sonatas, Collection 2 (1777): Sonata No. 6 in G major - III. Poco allegro

Album Summary

>Türk, Daniel Gottlob : Keyboard Sonatas (6), Collection no 1
>Türk, Daniel Gottlob : Keyboard Sonatas (6), Collection no 2
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Best known for his influential Klavierschule, Daniel Gottleib Turk's inventive and widely expressive sonatas, 48 in number, grew from the expressive potential of the genre shown by North German composers like C.P.E. Bach. The five instruments played by Michael Tsalka in this recording reflect the diversity of those instruments available in Turk's day, played with the nuances from the composer's own dynamic markings.

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
For this recording, he's selected five different historical keyboards: a Kirckman harpsichord, a Spath-Schmahl tangent piano, a Silbermann spinet, a Kraemer clavichord, and a Thym piano. They vary tremendously in their effectiveness. The spinet is extremely resonant. The only instruments that naturally fit this early-classical style. Tsalka gets full marks for his efforts to put a sheen on these historically important works.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota, US (08/02/2010-08/05/2010).



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>Daniel Gottlob Türk (1750 - 1813) : Keyboard Sonatas (6), Collection no 1
  • Performer: Michael Tsalka (Spinet)
  • Notes: The National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota, USA (08/02/2010-08/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 74 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1776

>Daniel Gottlob Türk (1750 - 1813) : Keyboard Sonatas (6), Collection no 2
  • Performer: Michael Tsalka (Clavichord)
  • Notes: The National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota, USA (08/02/2010-08/05/2010)
  • Running Time: 75 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1777