Steffan, Joseph Anton

5 Capricci (First Edition)

Editor: Alexander Weinmann
Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold

On hearing Joseph Anton Steffan’s (1726–1797) numerous songs or piano works, he can immediately be identified as an original precursor of Romanticism. His harmonically refined “Capricci” – whose tempi and metre often change – are particularly attractive, although to date they have lain around in archives in manuscript form. We have dug up these treasures and are offering a first edition of the five Capricci with excellent Henle engraving and with a short introductory preface.

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