The Philadelphia Sonatas

Music of Alexander Reinagle

Stephen Siek, piano & fortepiano

Recorded in August 1996 at Weaver Chapel, Wittenberg University, and at Ashburnham Community Church, Ashburnham, Massachusetts.

The fortepiano is by Clementi, about 1806. The piano is a Schiedmayer model A-1.

Recording engineer: Christopher Greenleaf
Session producers: India Dennis and Holly Pratt
Design: Sheryl Fletcher
Total playing time: 80:30


  • Sonata I in D (two performances)
  • Variations on "Lee Rigg" (two performances)
  • Sonata II in E
  • Sonata III in C
  • Variations on "Steer Her Up and Had Her Gawn"

About the Performer

Stephen Siek has concertized throughout North America and has received wide acclaim for the extreme refinement of his performances. He has conducted extensive research on music from the Federal period, and his numerous articles have appeared in publications such as American Music and the forthcoming New Revised Grove. An active performer, he holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He is currently on the faculty of Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio.

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