PALSCHAU & SCHULZ: CONCERTOS AND SOLO WORKS FOR HARPSICHORD
J.G.W Palschau: Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in C major
J.G.W Palschau: Harpsichord Concerto No. 2 in D major
J.A.P Schulz: Six Diverses Pièces pour le clavecin or le piano forte, op. 1
Composers Johann Gottfried Wilhelm Palschau and Johann Abraham Peter Schulz began their careers as keyboard prodigies. Both were greatly inspired by the great J.S. Bach, but each transformed their own musical vision into highly original works that have unfortunately been largely forgotten by posterity. This CD presents premiere recordings of Palschau's only two harpsichord concertos from 1771 and a handful of solo pieces by Schulz from 1778. This is exciting music from a time of stylistic change, where inspiration from Bach and Mozart meet in a unique way.
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord and musical direction