This new keyboard (piano) sonata in A Major, opus 125, written by our Greek friend Kostas Papazafeiropoulos simply is… stunning music. It fits the clavichord perfectly as it would the pianoforte or even a later type piano. it has personality, originality, style, and it is hard to believe the ease with which the composer creates works like these.
When Kostas would have been born in Athens in 1773 in stead of 1983, we would read in his biography that he, as a 7 years old boy went to Vienna, where he became a pupil of Mozart, with whom he became soon best friends. He would play regularly with Mozart and Haydn in creations of their mutual quartets, of which he wrote 51. After Mozart’s death, he was asked by Constanze to finish all the major unfinished works.
This (big!) sonata has 4 parts:
15:48 Andante (variations)
Sonata dedicated to us uncle George Panagolopoulos, in honor of teaching him the first notes at the piano.
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Recording n° 130
13 November 2017
Clavichord after Saxon Model ca 1750/70, Joris Potvlieghe 2009