Born in 1765, the same year as Mozart, Anton Eberl also displayed great musical talent from an early age. Only his father's bankruptcy saved him from a legal career, however, and he threw himself into the world of music with such success that even during their own lifetimes, pieces of Eberl appeared under Mozart's name. The earliest of these (published at least 14 times as Mozart's, never as Eberl's) was a set of variations on Ignaz Umlauf's Zu Steffen sprach i'm Traume, one of Mozart's favourite teaching pieces. After Mozart's death Eberl made concert tours with his widow Constanze and her sister Aloysia Lange, accomplished sopranos both, and became director of music at the court of the Russian royal family in St Petersburg. Having returned to Vienna, he had a Symphony in E flat performed at the same concert as the premiere of Beethoven's 'Eroica' - and contemporary audiences preferred Eberl's work! Yet his name rather died with him, in 1807, and so it has been left to modern performers such as Luca Quintavalle to revive Eberl for a new generation of listeners. He was highly regarded in his time as a composer for theatre, but most of his operas are now lost, and his largest surviving body of work is written for keyboard. These seven piano sonatas by themselves should restore his name to a senior rank of Viennese composers around the turn of the 18th century. Eberl made uncommonly ambitious use of minor-key tonalities for his time; there are two G minor sonatas of which the second, Op.39, probably counts as his masterpiece, for it's fiery inspiration and breadth of expression.
Born in 1765, the same year as Mozart, Anton Eberl also displayed great musical talent from an early age. Only his father's bankruptcy saved him from a legal career, however, and he threw himself into the world of music with such success that even during their own lifetimes, pieces of Eberl appeared under Mozart's name. The earliest of these (published at least 14 times as Mozart's, never as Eberl's) was a set of variations on Ignaz Umlauf's Zu Steffen sprach i'm Traume, one of Mozart's favourite teaching pieces. After Mozart's death Eberl made concert tours with his widow Constanze and her sister Aloysia Lange, accomplished sopranos both, and became director of music at the court of the Russian royal family in St Petersburg. Having returned to Vienna, he had a Symphony in E flat performed at the same concert as the premiere of Beethoven's 'Eroica' - and contemporary audiences preferred Eberl's work! Yet his name rather died with him, in 1807, and so it has been left to modern performers such as Luca Quintavalle to revive Eberl for a new generation of listeners. He was highly regarded in his time as a composer for theatre, but most of his operas are now lost, and his largest surviving body of work is written for keyboard. These seven piano sonatas by themselves should restore his name to a senior rank of Viennese composers around the turn of the 18th century. Eberl made uncommonly ambitious use of minor-key tonalities for his time; there are two G minor sonatas of which the second, Op.39, probably counts as his masterpiece, for it's fiery inspiration and breadth of expression.
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Complete Piano Sonatas
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1. Piano Sonata In C Minor, Op. 1: I. Adagio
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2. Piano Sonata In C Minor, Op. 1: II. Allegro Con Moto
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8. Grand Sonata Charactéristique In F Minor, Op. 12: I. Grave Maestoso
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9. Grand Sonata Charactéristique In F Minor, Op. 12: II. Allegro Agitato
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10. Grand Sonata Charactéristique In F Minor, Op. 12: III. Andantino
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11. Grand Sonata Charactéristique In F Minor, Op. 12: IV. Finale - Allegro Assai
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12. Grand Sonata In C Major, Op. 43: I. Introduzione - Andante Molto
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13. Grand Sonata In C Major, Op. 43: II. Allegro Con Spirit
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14. Grand Sonata In C Major, Op. 43: III. Intermezzo - Andantino
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16. Grand Sonata In G Minor, Op. 27: I. Allegro Appassionato E Vivace Assai
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17. Grand Sonata In G Minor, Op. 27: II. Andante Con Espressione
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18. Grand Sonata In G Minor, Op. 27: III. Finale - Presto Assai
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19. Grand Sonata In C Major, Op. 16: I. Allegro Con Fuoco
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20. Grand Sonata In C Major, Op. 16: II. Andantino
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21. Grand Sonata In C Major, Op. 16: III. Rondo - Allegretto Un Poco Vivace
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22. Grand Sonata In G Minor, Op. 39: I. Allegro Appassionato
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24. Grand Sonata In G Minor, Op. 39: III. Allegro Agitato Vivace Assai
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Born in 1765, the same year as Mozart, Anton Eberl also displayed great musical talent from an early age. Only his father's bankruptcy saved him from a legal career, however, and he threw himself into the world of music with such success that even during their own lifetimes, pieces of Eberl appeared under Mozart's name. The earliest of these (published at least 14 times as Mozart's, never as Eberl's) was a set of variations on Ignaz Umlauf's Zu Steffen sprach i'm Traume, one of Mozart's favourite teaching pieces. After Mozart's death Eberl made concert tours with his widow Constanze and her sister Aloysia Lange, accomplished sopranos both, and became director of music at the court of the Russian royal family in St Petersburg. Having returned to Vienna, he had a Symphony in E flat performed at the same concert as the premiere of Beethoven's 'Eroica' - and contemporary audiences preferred Eberl's work! Yet his name rather died with him, in 1807, and so it has been left to modern performers such as Luca Quintavalle to revive Eberl for a new generation of listeners. He was highly regarded in his time as a composer for theatre, but most of his operas are now lost, and his largest surviving body of work is written for keyboard. These seven piano sonatas by themselves should restore his name to a senior rank of Viennese composers around the turn of the 18th century. Eberl made uncommonly ambitious use of minor-key tonalities for his time; there are two G minor sonatas of which the second, Op.39, probably counts as his masterpiece, for it's fiery inspiration and breadth of expression.