Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

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Haydn - Piano Sonatas Volume 2

Haydn - Piano Sonatas Volume 2


Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 46 in E major, Hob.XVI:31

Piano Sonata No. 56 in D major, Hob.XVI:42

Piano Sonata No. 48 in C major, Hob.XVI:35

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

Piano Sonata No. 41 in A major, Hob.XVI:26

Fantasia (Capriccio) in C major, Hob. XVII:4

Andante & Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata - un piccolo divertimento)

Piano Sonata No. 59 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:49

Piano Sonata No. 34 in D major, Hob.XVI:33

Piano Sonata No. 52 in G major, Hob.XVI:39

Piano Sonata No. 58 in C major, Hob.XVI:48


2 discs for the price of 1.

Marc-André Hamelin’s first set of Haydn Piano Sonatas was Hyperion’s best-selling release of 2007, and had the critics jostling to acclaim his performances in the highest terms, in particular his expression of the ‘physical exhilaration of Haydn’s playful inspiration in a way unmatched by any pianist past or present’. His second volume, released in a year where new Haydn recordings are prominent, should surely match the critical and commercial success of the first.

Some of Haydn’s most alluring and appealing keyboard works are recorded here. The surprising (to some) emotional range of the composer is fully evident in the extraordinarily sensitive and intimate Sonata in E flat major No 49, written for Maria Anna von Genzinger, and the profoundly felt Andante con variazioni in F minor, the composition of which coincided with her death.

“Hamelin is especially compelling in the great C major (No 48) and E flat major (No 49) sonatas, works that rank with the finest creations of the Viennese Classical period. An unmissable bargain at two-discs-for-the-price of one.” Sunday Times, 2nd August 2009 ****

“In the sonatas proper...he is a model of correctness, with enough wit, exuberance and the most exquisite lightness of touches to keep the music buoyant.” The Guardian, 31st July 2009 ****

“…a luminous evenness of touch and a wonderful lightness in his decorations and runs. …his account of the Adagio of the E flat, HobXVI:49, has a tenderness of its own. And while his account of the unsettling F minor Variations knocks a startling three minutes off the timing of Gary Cooper's account reviewed here in the July issue, it proves quite as intense.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2009 ****

“…Hamelin exhibits a coruscating wit and brilliance known to few pianists. When have you head dotted rhythms more sprucely articulated than in No 35's finale, or wondered how terms such as vivace can take on a whole new meaning given such rapier reflexes and musical sheen?” Gramophone Magazine, October 2009

“One of the outstanding releases of the Haydn celebratory year” International Record Review

Presto Disc of the Week

28th December 2009

Hyperion Marc-André Hamelin Haydn Piano Sonatas - CDA67710

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Haydn - Complete Piano Sonatas Volume 6

Haydn - Complete Piano Sonatas Volume 6


Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 19 in E minor, Hob.deest

Piano Sonata No. 29 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:45

Piano Sonata No. 61 in D major, Hob.XVI:51

Piano Sonata No. 58 in C major, Hob.XVI:48

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34


Roland Batik (piano)

Camerata - CM546

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Haydn: Piano Works

Haydn: Piano Works


Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 48 in C major, Hob.XVI:35

Piano Sonata No. 49 in C sharp minor, Hob.XVI:36

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

Piano Sonata No. 45 in A major, Hob.XVI:30

Piano Sonata No. 50 in D major, Hob.XVI:37

Violin Sonata in G Major (after Piano Trio No. 31 in G major, Hob.XV:32)

Katie Wolfe (violin)

Piano Trio No. 36 in E flat major, Hob.XV:22: Adagio

Katie Wolfe (violin)


Byron Schenkman (piano)

Centaur - CRC2806

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Haydn: 3 Piano Sonatas

Haydn: 3 Piano Sonatas


Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor, Hob.XVI:32

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

Piano Sonata No. 56 in D major, Hob.XVI:42

Fantasia (Capriccio) in C major, Hob. XVII:4

Adagio in F major, Hob.XVII:9


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Philips Rosette Collection - 4761715

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Haydn: Piano Sonatas

Haydn: Piano Sonatas


Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 36 in C major, Hob.XVI:21

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

Piano Sonata No. 43 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:28

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Hob.XVI:46

Piano Sonata No. 38 in F major, Hob.XVI:23


Haydn’s piano sonatas have thrilled me since childhood.

This music may seem easy to grasp at first glance: so much seems clear and straightforward. However, once you take a closer look and spend more time playing and listening to Haydn’s music, it develops an endless, multifaceted life of its own. It becomes more concrete and at the same time more mysterious.

Unexpected turns of phrase, sudden occurrences, humorous juxtapositions and startling asymmetries are just as much a part of this music as its extended melodic arcs that make the piano sing. Haydn’s music forms an intimate bond between song and speech. In each movement of the ca. 60 piano sonatas he wrote, we meet a personality, an unmistakeable character, evoked in detail.

Haydn was long viewed as the mere forerunner of Vienna Classicism – Mozart’s and Beethoven’s Papa, so to speak. His sonatas were mainly regarded as witty, useful pedagogical material. Several generations seem to have been unaware of his profoundly nuanced approach. Perhaps, however, Haydn’s keyboard oeuvre might require even better interpreters than the works written by his towering colleagues.

One cannot clothe this music in an adequate form without applying a great deal of fantasy in one’s choice of timbres, along with a keen sense for musical rhetoric and careful regard for phrasing. Most of all, the Haydn performer should be able to modify the entire timbre effect and redistribute the balance among parts from one moment to the next. We must not forget that he was born way back in 1732: Haydn thus still had one foot in the Baroque age, as one can tell from the latent polyphony and frequent figures of musical rhetoric. His variegated types of articulation cover a wide spectrum: dozens of nuances fill out the range between Haydn’s profound, songlike legato and his humorously accentuated staccato.

Here is not where we will find Beethoven’s force and dramatic vigour, neither Mozart’s ethereal beauty. Haydn wrote a music of profound humanity, with a basic outlook similar to what the German Romantics called “humour”: a reflection of human life with all its beauties, unfathomable depths, hopes, losses, crises and joys, all shouldered with a large dose of passion and irony.

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Christian Ihle Hadland - The Lark

Christian Ihle Hadland - The Lark


Borodin:

Petite Suite

Brahms:

Klavierstücke (4), Op. 119

Glinka:

The Lark

transcription of the Romance by Glinka for piano solo

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34


Christian Ihle Hadland (piano)

The Norwegian Christian Ihle Hadland is a fascinatingly different pianist. Here he perfoms a diverse programme ranging though pieces by Haydn, Brahms, Borodin, Glinka and Schubert.

Ihle Hadland’s musicianship has a refreshing openness and honesty; with an artistic presence that is indeed rare today. A true lyricist at the piano, Hadland is extremely fine-tuned into the most sensitive nuances of the music he performs.

Displaying an exceptional control of timbre and the most delicate and sensitive approach to the instrument imaginable, makes him a high-in-demand musician all over the world and a favourite both with audiences and music critics. Ihle Hadland’s previous recordings of works by composers such as Chopin, Schumann, Grieg and Mozart, have rightfully received world-wide attention.

On his third solo album for Simax Classics the extraordinary pianist approaches the musical landscape of Central-Europe and Russia. The melancholy permeates throughout the title track, “Zhavoronok” (The Lark), by Mikhail Glinka – a re-working for piano the Balakirev did by a song Glinka wrote after his marriage stranded. The melancholy is no less evident in Brahms’ piano pieces or Haydn’s Sturm und Drang-characterized piano sonata – a lonesome swallow (or perhaps, lark) in minor amongst his many sonatas in the major key.

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Haydn: Sonatas and Variations

Haydn: Sonatas and Variations


Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

Piano Sonata No. 60 in C major, Hob.XVI:50

Piano Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20

Piano Sonata No. 62 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:52

Andante & Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata - un piccolo divertimento)


A truly invigorating new release from SOMM this month, brings us Leon McCawley in a recording of four Haydn Piano Sonatas together with the set of Variations in F minor (Sonata - Un piccolo divertimento). Siva Oke first heard Leon play Haydn during a recital for the Chopin Society and was immediately struck by the many wonderful qualities he brought to his playing which captured classical purity and pristine articulation coupled with warmth, plasticity and wit. Widely acknowledged as one of Britain's foremost pianists, McCawley has forged a highly successful career since winning First Prize in the 1993 International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and Second Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition, building on his earlier success as Winner of the Piano Section of BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1990. Since then, his impressive discography which includes the much-lauded complete cycle of Mozart Sonatas for Avie has established him as a pianist of great integrity and variety, bringing freshness and vitality to classical, romantic and 20th century repertoire. The more than 50 piano sonatas of Haydn were the first by any composer, for it was he who first applied the word 'Sonata' to a solo piano piece. Haydn's influence on Mozart, Beethoven, and all the other great composers who followed him, was hugely significant, yet it is only in quite recent times that the importance and originality of his piano sonatas have gradually come to be recognised. The Sonatas on this disc have long been part of Leon McCawley's recital repertoire. They reflect the range of Haydn's genius in the genre he himself invented, and McCawley's performances are full of the insight and virtuosity which have made him one of the major international artists currently before the public.

“Expressive rubato is always contained within a steady rhythm while the sustaining pedal is used only sparingly…[yet] it is evident that he commands dexterity of fingering to rival Marc-André Hamelin. Nor does his precision of touch preclude intensity of feeling…his account of the F Minor Variations is the stronger for his refusal to overblow its tragic coda or to milk the pathos of its closing bars” BBC Music Magazine, February 2017 ****

“I like McCawley’s vigour and spiritedness in quick numbers…you sense he’s a cultivated player with exceptional technical address, and his rhythm is immaculate whatever the tempo” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

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Haydn: Sonatas in Minor Keys

Haydn: Sonatas in Minor Keys


Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

Piano Sonata No. 49 in C sharp minor, Hob.XVI:36

Piano Sonata No. 32 in G minor, Hob.XVI:44


Bernd Glemser is "the German piano magician of his gen-eration" (Badische Zeitung) and for years has counted amongst the ranks of the most internationally renowned pianists. Already in youthful years he attracted attention when he won literally all the prizes that could be won in the piano scene - 17 of them in a row! He has recorded about 35 CDs, his last releases exclusively for OehmsClas-sics and has participated in countless radio and television productions. He is also a Professor in Würzburg, gives master courses and of course plays chamber music with many of his musician friends.

Oehms - OC455

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Haydn: Piano Sonatas

Haydn: Piano Sonatas


Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 13 in G major, Hob.XVI:6

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

Piano Sonata No. 43 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:28

Piano Sonata No. 39 in D major, Hob.XVI:24

Piano Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20

Piano Sonata No. 35 in A flat major, Hob.XVI:43

Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor, Hob.XVI:32

Piano Sonata No. 50 in D major, Hob.XVI:37


Haydn wrote keyboard sonatas for 'connoisseurs' and 'amateurs' throughout his career. Alternating bread-and-butter work and rich terrains of experimentation, they bear the mark of endlessly renewed invention. Alain Planès offers here a personal selection from Haydn’s output: from the experimental, sometimes anguished pieces of the 'Sturm und Drang'; through the refined and witty galanterie of the 1780’s; to the visionary masterpieces of the late sonatas, he brings out Haydn’s indefatigable spirit of adventure and infinite resource.

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Haydn: Piano Sonatas & Variations


Haydn:

Andante & Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata - un piccolo divertimento)

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Hob.XVI:46

Piano Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

Variations (12) in E flat major, Hob.XVII:3


Fabrizio Chiovetta (piano)

Claves - 501409

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$15.75

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