While Carl Loewe may be unfamiliar nowadays, in the previous century he was well-known. He won praise from such notables as Weber, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Wagner and in Vienna, earned the epithet «the north German Schubert.» His five piano sonatas, composed between 1819 and 1847, constitute an encapsulation of mid-nineteenth-century trends, such as the musical unification of several movements and the use of a program. The Piano Sonatas of Carl Loewe, the first comprehensive examination of Loewe's piano sonatas, exposes these virtually unknown yet valuable works to the present-day musician and defines their position within Classic and Romantic styles.
|Publisher:||Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated|
|Series:||American University Studies Series: Series 20: Fine Arts , #7|
About the Author
The Author: Pianist John Salmon has performed widely throughout the U.S. and Europe. Since 1989, he has been on the faculty of the School of Music of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he directs the annual Focus on Piano Literature symposium. His awards include a fellowship from The Beethoven Foundation and the Gina Bachauer Memorial Award from The Juilliard School.