Franz Xaver Dussek shouldn't be confused with the younger and more familiar (or less unfamiliar) Jan Ladislav Dussek. This Dussek was a contemporary of Haydn and enjoyed a successful careers as a pianist and keyboard teacher. He entertained Mozart at least a couple times at his home, and Dussek's wife sang in some of Mozart's early opera's. These three sinfonias are in the Early Classical style, and in my estimation they rise above the great mass of other compositions of this type and era. And there are some moments, such as the first movement of the E flat major Sinfonia, where the level of invention deserves repeated listening. If you're looking to take a break from early Mozart and Haydn but still demand quality and personality in the music, this disc should provide some satisfaction.