The variety and boldness of invention found in Haydn’s piano sonatas are rewarded by Jeno Jandó’s “no-nonsense, down-to-earth vivacity” (BBC Music Magazine) in this boxed set.
Eminently collectable as the series has been, it is now presented complete. These sonatas give a more continuous and unified portrait of Haydn’s musical development than any other part of his output and as such form one of the greatest treasure troves in the history of music.
“…Jeno Jandó… shines in the earlier, harpsichord-based works, where sensitive shaping of the spare left-hand parts enlivens the music's harmonic motion… and the fast movements leap from the starting gate without ever losing course.”
“[Jandó] seems to be in his element throughout. His freshness of approach and stylistic confidence match Brautigam's and the recording also is excellent.”
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