Piano Sonata in B-Flat Minor, Op. 20, “Quasi una fantasia”
III. Finale: Allegro con brio
From VOŘÍŠEK, J.H.: Complete Works for Piano, Vol. 1 – 6 Impromptus / Fantasie / Piano Sonata (Urban) (2014)
Released by Naxos / Grand Piano
Voříšek: Piano Sonata in B-Flat Minor, Op. 20, “Quasi una fantasia” – III. Finale: Allegro con brio
Bohemian-born composer Jan Hugo Voříšek settled in Vienna and became a close friend of Schubert. Voříšek’s Impromptus Op. 7 were the first to bear this title, their lyric influence anticipating the entire Romantic period. The brilliant Fantasy combines improvisation with structural rigour, while the Sonata Op. 20 is a masterpiece to rival the sonatas of Beethoven.