Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3

Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3

by Marc-André Hamelin
     
 

Famed virtuoso pianist Marc-André Hamelin is best known for his recordings of extraordinarily difficult keyboard music, such as the mysterious sonatas of Alexander Scriabin, or splashy works by Franz Liszt, Charles Alkan, and LeopoldSee more details below

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Famed virtuoso pianist Marc-André Hamelin is best known for his recordings of extraordinarily difficult keyboard music, such as the mysterious sonatas of Alexander Scriabin, or splashy works by Franz Liszt, Charles Alkan, and Leopold Godowsky. However, his recordings of the classical piano sonatas of Franz Joseph Haydn have provided a fascinating byway where listeners can appreciate Hamelin's artistry in music of comparative simplicity and abundant elegance and wit. The third volume in Hyperion's critically praised series is a double-disc, like the previous volumes, and presents 11 sonatas selected from the early, middle, and late series. Characteristically for Hamelin, the playing is brisk and sparkling, and still bespeaks his showmanship, though the approach he takes is not authentic to the period, and his interpretations seem to transcend stylistic dogma. Instead, he relies on his own taste and sense of proportions to make music that should appeal to any listener for its good natured moods and attractive formal balance, mixed with sensitive expressions. Hyperion's recorded sound is clean and noiseless, so every note of these nuanced performances is exquisitely preserved. Highly recommended.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/12/2012
Label:
Hyperion Uk
UPC:
0034571178820
catalogNumber:
67882
Rank:
52314

Tracks

  1. Keyboard Sonata in D major, H. 16/51  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring
  2. Keyboard Sonata in F major, H. 16/29  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring
  3. Keyboard Sonata in E major, H. 16/22  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring
  4. Keyboard Sonata in C sharp minor, H. 16/36  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring
  5. Keyboard Sonata in C minor, H. 16/20  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring
  6. Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, H. 16/25  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring
  7. Keyboard Sonata in G minor, H. 16/44  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring
  8. Keyboard Sonata in E minor, H. 16/47bis. Add.  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring
  9. Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, H. 16/2  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring
  10. Keyboard Sonata in C major, H. 16/1 (probably spurious)  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring
  11. Keyboard Sonata in G major, H. 16/6  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Marc-André Hamelin  - Simon Perry  - Michael Spring

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