Jan Ladislav Dussek

Jan Ladislav Dussek Sheet Music

  • Born
    12th February 1760
  • Died
    20th March 1812
  • Birthplace
    Čáslav, Bohemia, Czech Republic

Jan Ladislav Dussek (baptized Václav Jan Dusík, with surname also written as Duschek or Düssek) was a Czech composer and pianist. He was an important representative of Czech music abroad in the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Some of his more forward-looking piano works have traits often associated withRomanticism. Dussek was one of the first piano virtuosos to travel widely throughout Europe. He performed at courts and concert venues from London toSaint Petersburg to Milan, and was celebrated for his technical prowess. During a nearly ten-year stay in London, he was instrumental in extending the size of the pianoforte, and was the recipient of one of John Broadwood's first 6-foot (1.8-meter) pianos. Harold Schonberg wrote that he was the first pianist to sit at the piano with his profile to the audience, earning him the appellation "le beau visage." All subsequent pianists have sat on stage in this manner. He was one of the best-regarded pianists in Europe before Beethoven's rise to prominence.

Title Form Instrument
Canzonetta Canzona Piano
Concerto for 2 Pianos, Op.63 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Harp Concerto, Op.15 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Harp Concerto, Op.30 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Concerto in E-flat major, Op.3, C.33 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto in F major, Op.14 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto in G major, C.4 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto No.4, Op.17 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto No.5, Op.22 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto No.6, Op.27 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto No.7, Op.29 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto No.12, Op.70 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto, Op.1 No.2 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto, Op.40 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto, Op.49 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Duet for Harp and Piano, Op.38 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Duo concertant pour Harpe et Piano, Op.74 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Duo in F major, Op.26 Duet Chamber group
Grand Duo, Op.32e Duet Piano 4 hands
12 Leçons progressives Etude Piano