1842 music reviewed…sometime in the future
1. Carl Czerny: Op. 686, Grande sonate pour piano et violon*
The Grand Sonata is a very pleasant early Romantic piece which, to my ears, is perhaps too beholden to the classical era at times but, which, on the whole, still manages to sound Romantic enough to me. It’s one of those classic piano-violin duets from the era that could be used as music for a period film. Certainly nothing that is going to bowl you over, but worthwhile all the same. If I had to guess whether this was written in 1807 (as CBC claims) or 1842 (the year of the publication of a Grand Sonata), my guess would be 1807.