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Marc Rochester
MusicWeb International, June 2020

Whether or not the music itself is really of the highest order, these performances, by the Polish historic-keyboard specialist, Katarzyna Drogosz, on an 1800 fortepiano made by the Viennese builder Peter Anton Mooser, are confident and assertive, full of character and often imaginatively shaped to show the music off in the best light. Coupled with the excellent booklet notes and a clear recording, this is certainly an extremely interesting release. © 2020 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Records International, December 2019

The biggest piece here is the 24-minute sonata, the most extended and perhaps also the most ambitious piano work of the composer, then still just 16 years old. The model of Beethoven is only evident in the four-movement plan with a minuet or scherzo as part of the cycle, but none of the movement even tries to imitate Beethoven’s heroic style. Rather, the influence of the dance types which share the disc is more to the fore. © 2019 Records International

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