In this volume of Lutz Kirchhofs traversal of Weiss works he concentrates on three large-scale pieces. Common to all three is a certain spaciousness and breadth that breathes the spirit of Baroque Dresden and its magnificent court. Lutz style of playing fits this music very well, I think. Allthough he certainly can be serene and meditative, his playing also has a very lively and fiery character. This fiery temperament translates in strongly characterised pieces with rather quick tempi. That is not to say that he cannot play very 'empfindsam'! (See among others the wonderful Sarabande of the B-flat major sonata or the Allemande from the F-sharp minor.)
In his perceptive notes Lutz Kirchhof characterizes the 3 sonatas as follows:
The B-flat major radiates spaciousness, breadth and a kind of Baroque vitality (...) The Sonata in F minor suggests a visit to the home of the Leipzig Kantor. There could be no clearer example of Weiss' spiritual affinity with Bach. Superficial brilliance is replaced by a more meditative austerity(...) In a way the F-sharp minor Sonata represents a synthesis of the two preceding Sonatas. By combining the exuberance and love of life of the B-flat major Sonata with the contemplative self-awareness of the F-minor Sonata, Weiss has produced a work that explores the emotional recesses of our inner world with the wisdom born of experience.