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

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Shai Wosner plays Haydn and Ligeti

Shai Wosner plays Haydn and Ligeti


Haydn:

Capriccio 'Acht Sauschneider müssen seyn' in G major, Hob.XVII/1

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

Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in G major, Hob.XVIII:4

Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D major, HobXVIII:11

Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

Ligeti:

Piano Concerto

Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

Due Capricci

plus:

HAYDN: Piano Concertos in G & D


Shai Wosner (piano)

Shai Wosner has established himself as one of today’s leading Schubert interpreters. He is also equally at home in Classical, Romantic and Contemporary repertoire, often in unusual combinations which are both thought provoking: Brahms and Schoenberg for example, or delightfully quirky, as on his new recording for ONYX.

Shai Wosner writes, "There aren't too many composers in music history who are likely to use subtitles such as ‘It takes eight of you to castrate a boar’ (‘Acht Sauschneider müssen sein’). Like a naughty smile under the more official Capriccio in G Major by Joseph Haydn from 1765, its origin remains mysterious - most likely a forgotten Austrian folk song - but it would have no doubt been relished wholeheartedly by the 20th-century composer of the 'Nonsense Madrigals'. Apart from connections with Central-European folk music (Haydn's "Ungarese" style, Ligeti's early Capriccios, for example) or the fact that both were towering figures already in their lifetime - like 'Papa' Haydn, Ligeti carries unparalleled direct or indirect influence on almost every young composer today - a particular richness of humour that transcends centuries links their music music - like two distant relatives sharing an old family joke."

“[Wosner] responds to every twist and turn with a sense of great immediacy as well as an airy, high-stepped poise and unerring pointing-up of Ligeti’s deliciously unpredictable rhythms.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2016

“Wosner’s] technique, control and musical instincts are second to none. Both Haydn concertos are superb with lithe, period-feel accompaniment from the Danish players; Ligeti’s concerto starts off at a tremendous lick and the tension never lets up until the quicksilver finale. Essential listening.” Classical Music, August 2016 *****

“Both [Wosner’s] Haydn concertos are fresh, agile, lithe and never less than expressive…naturally it is in Ligeti’s 1988 Piano Concerto that the DNSO get to unfurl their full colours…from this dazzling display of colour and sound, soloist and ensemble convey a fundamental humanity so appealing that the concerto’s 18 minutes seem over before they have begun…this is Shai Wosner’s finest recording to date” Gramophone Magazine, August 2016

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Haydn: Concertos

Haydn: Concertos


Haydn:

Violin Concerto No. 4 in G major, Hob.VIIa:4

Riccardo Minasi (violin/conductor)

Il Pomo d'Oro

Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, Hob.VIId:3

Johannes Hinterholzer (horn)

Il Pomo d'Oro, Riccardo Minasi

Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in G major, Hob.XVIII:4

Maxim Emelyanychev (harpsichord)

Il Pomo d'Oro, Riccardo Minasi

Symphony No. 83 in G minor 'The Hen'

Il Pomo d'Oro

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

Maxim Emelyanychev (harpsichord)

Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D major, HobXVIII:11

Maxim Emelyanychev (harpsichord/conductor)

Il Pomo d'Oro

Keyboard Concerto No. 6 in F major with violin and strings, Hob. XVIII:6 'Double'

Riccardo Minasi (violin) & Maxim Emelyanychev (harpsichord/conductor)

Il Pomo d'Oro


The period-instrument orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro, founded in 2012, has rapidly built a substantial international reputation. It now boasts two chief conductors: Riccardo Minasi, the Italian violinist and musicologist, and Maxim Emelyanychev, the young Russian-born harpsichordist and fortepianist.

Conducted by Minasi, Il Pomo d’Oro appears on two recent Erato releases: Handel’s sparkling opera Partenope and Giovincello, the collection of Baroque and Classical cello concertos with Edgar Moreau as soloist. Though Minasi was born in Rome, Il Pomo d’Oro has a particularly strong association with Venice, so it was appropriate that conductor and orchestra accompanied countertenor Max-Emmanuel Cencic in his recital Venezia – Opera arias of the Serenissima, released in early 2013. (Minasi also conducted Joyce DiDonato’s album Stella de Napoli, though there he was in charge of the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon.)

Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major featured on Giovincello alongside works by other composers, but here the album is entirely devoted to works by the groundbreaking, prolific, long-lived and influential Austrian composer. He wrote numerous concertos for solo instruments and combinations of instruments; perhaps most famous of all is his trumpet concerto in E flat, but this collection focuses on concertos he wrote for violin (played here by Minasi), keyboard (Emelyanychev, here playing harpischord), and horn, (the Austrian horn-player Johannes Hinterholzer). The concertos are complemented by his Symphony No 83 (known as “The Hen”, because of the ‘clucking’ figures on the strings in its second movement) and his Keyboard Fantasia Hob.XVII:4.

When Minasi and Il Pomo d’Oro appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall in 2014, the Guardian wrote: “Il Pomo d’Oro is a wonderful ensemble, and Minasi an outstanding musician … Minasi gave us concertos …, dancing as he played, communicating his joy in music-making to us and to his ensemble, and bringing the house down with his virtuosity.”

In France, Emmanuelle Giuliani of La Croix had to following to say about Maxim Emelyanychev: “He can do anything with his ten fingers … Rapid, rippling figurations and thrumming chords; from a barely-sketched caress to undulating, legato lines. Beyond his peerless technique one is struck by the lively, passionate spirit of a man of the theatre.”

“Emelyanychev, using what sounds like a single-manual harpsichord, gives spruce, deftly timed accounts of both his solo concertos…Hinterholzer is a refined, mellow-toned soloist in the Horn Concerto, spinning a beautiful sustained line in the Adagio…the spirited period band also give an enjoyable account of arguably the most popular, certainly the most eccentric, of Haydn's 'Paris' Symphonies” Gramophone Magazine, April 2016

“In performances of such commitment and flair, nothing is routine.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2016

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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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Haydn: Harpsichord Sonatas

Haydn: Harpsichord Sonatas


Haydn:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Capriccio 'Acht Sauschneider müssen seyn' in G major, Hob.XVII/1


Francesco Corti (harpsichord)

The harpsichordist Francesco Corti gives us a pre-revolutionary Haydn, very close to Domenico Scarlatti and CPE Bach, marked by the counterpoint of Johann Joseph Fux. The feeling of freedom that he expresses serves wonderfully the musicality of these masterpieces of keyboard music.

Francesco Corti w--as born in Arezzo, Italy, in a musical family in 1984. He studied organ in Perugia, then harpsichord in Geneva and in Amsterdam. First prize winner in the international competition 'Johann Sebastian Bach' Leipzig in 2006, Francesco Corti regularly plays with Les Talens Lyriques [Rousset], Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall), Les Musiciens du Louvre [Minkowski], Pulcinella ensemble and Leipzig Baroque Orchestra. His solo recordings include a CD of Louis Couperin Suites, the Partitas by J. S. Bach and the two piano quartets by Mozart recorded on the original instrument owned by the composer, now in Salzburg. This is his first CD for Evidence Classics.

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Haydn: Piano Music

Haydn: Piano Music


Haydn:

20 Variations in G major, Hob.XVII/2

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

Piano Sonata No. 44 in F major, Hob.XVI:29

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


Martin Galling (piano)

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Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

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Brahms:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Böhm

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Carl Schuricht

Haydn:

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

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

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


Backhaus won the Anton Rubinstein Competition in Paris in 1905. As a young man, until about 1932, Backhaus also played a lot of Chopin, Liszt, Moszkowski and Godowsky - works for virtuosos. The recently released first recording of him performing the Chopin Etudes op. 10 and op. 25 in 1928 earned the PROFIL Edition Günter Hänssler label a good deal of praise.

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Instruments from the Roger Mirrey Collection

Instruments from the Roger Mirrey Collection


anon.:

Two Renaissance dances Dutch 16th century: Almande prynce, Fusi pavana piana

Triple-fretted clavichord (4486) possibly Flemish, c. 1620

Bach, J S:

Suite in F minor, BWV823

Unfretted clavichord (4487) possibly Dresden, c.1740

Blow:

Mortlack's Ground

Single-manual harpsichord (4479) Thomas Barton, London, 1709

Byrd:

22 Pavan: Bray [MB XXVIII, 59a, b], Galliard

Single-manual harpsichord (4471) Bernardinus de Trasuntinis, Venice, 1574

Couperin, L:

Suite in C major

Double-manual harpsichord (4478) Luigi Baillon, Cyteux, 1755

Frescobaldi:

Toccata nona

Single-manual harpsichord (4471) Bernardinus de Trasuntinis, Venice, 1574

Froberger:

Lamento sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real Maestà di Ferdinando IV Rè de Romani

Unfretted clavichord (4487) possibly Dresden, c.1740

Haydn:

Adagio in G major, Hob.XV/22II

Grand pianoforte (4492) Johann Friedrich Kuhlbörs, Breslau, c. 1805

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

Grand pianoforte (4492) Johann Friedrich Kuhlbörs, Breslau, c. 1805

Mendelssohn:

3 Songs without Words

Grand pianoforte (4490) John Broadwood, London, 1793

Pasquini, E:

Alemanda, Corrente

Virginal (4484) Honofrio Guarracino, Naples, 1678

Purcell:

Suit of Lessons in C

Single-manual harpsichord (4479) Thomas Barton, London, 1709

Scarlatti, A:

Toccata decima in F

Single-manual harpsichord (4473) Franciscus de Paulinis, Rimini, 1725


John Kitchen (keyboards)

St Cecilia’s Hall is the oldest purpose-built concert hall in Scotland, dating from 1763. In 1968 it became home to the Raymond Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments. This already world famous collection was further enhanced in 2005 when the University of Edinburgh received the extraordinary gift of 22 historic keyboard instruments from Rodger and Lynne Mirrey; the galleries at St Cecilia’s Hall now house one of the two most comprehensive collections of early keyboard instruments in the world.

“As a champion of the instruments in the Raymond Russell Collection in Edinburgh, John Kitchen’s previous recordings have drawn universal praise. This latest addition to his discography is destined, I am sure, to enhance his formidable reputation.” Early Music Review, August 2009

Early Music

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For Marianne

For Marianne

Haydn: Works for Keyboard


Haydn:

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

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

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

Arianna a Naxos, cantata, Hob.XXVIb/2

Liesbeth Devos (soprano)

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


Lucas Blondeel (piano)

The Marianne referred to in the title of this CD is Maria Anna von Genzinger, with whom Haydn had an intense correspondence. She was 19 years his junior and was the wife of a famous doctor and was a talented musician. It is believed that the two met in Vienna at Marianne’s musical salon. The Sonata in E flat on this CD is dedicated to Maria Anna von Genzinger.

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Yevgeny Sudbin plays Haydn

Yevgeny Sudbin plays Haydn


 

Larking with Haydn

arr.Yevgeny Sudbin

Haydn:

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

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

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

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

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


After the great success of his recordings of Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Medtner Piano Concertos, Yevgeny Sudbin now presents a disc of solo works by Haydn. As Sudbin writes in his liner notes, one of the qualities in this composer which he finds particularly endearing is Haydn’s ‘delight in silliness, outrageous wit and the breaking of all conventions’. The works chosen for this recital are by no means mere light-weight ‘musical jokes’, however; for instance they include the profoundly beautiful Andante con variazioni in F minor, which some have suggested was written in response to the death of Mozart In an affectionate tribute to the composer, Sudbin ends his recital with Larking with Haydn, his own tongue-in-cheek arrangement of the Finale of the Lark Quartet.

The release in 2005 of Yevgeny Sudbin’s first disc, a selection of Scarlatti sonatas, caused a sensation. A number of reviewers compared it favourably to the legendary recordings by Horowitz in the same repertoire, and on the BBC Radio 3 CD Review, the result was described as follows: ‘It's as if he's dragged Scarlatti off a dusty museum shelf and brought him out into the sunshine where both he and the music are happily basking.’

“The vitality of spirit that characterises this entire disc is immediately evident in the opening bars...Sudbin’s touch is impeccable and deft, the piano tone both lucid and rounded, the ornamentation crisp, his senses alive to the nuances that make this music limitlessly fascinating.” The Telegraph, 4th June 2010 *****

“Keyboard dexterity can naturally be taken as a given from a pianist who excels in the Russian Romantics; but let us not forget that Sudbin opened his account on records with...Scarlatti and he locates in Haydn's piano music the same mercurial shifts of mood and colour...Sudbin is always a compelling presence” Gramophone Magazine, August 2010

“...the liberties rarely sound wilful, almost always revealing alternative insights, whilst Sudbin's handling of his potential heavy modern Steinway D grand is a delectable display of crispness, lightness, luminosity and affectionate songfulness...there is never a dull moment on this disc.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2010 ****

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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

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28th December 2009

Hyperion Marc-André Hamelin Haydn Piano Sonatas - CDA67710

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