The Czech composer František Xaver Dušek (1731–1799) was one of the leading figures in the musical life of late 18th-century Prague. He was an outstanding pianist, composer and teacher whose pupils included Leopold Koželuch.
Bärenreiter's two-volume set contains all 23 of his surviving piano sonatas, many of which were previously accessible only in old prints or manuscripts. They are presented in chronological order by publication date and are all of easy technical difficulty.
Volume 2 contains sonatas left unpublished in Dušek's lifetime and preserved in manuscript form. Three of them appear in this edition for the first time.