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Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol 2 / Marc-André Hamelin

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 46 in E major, H 16 no 31
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 56 in D major, H 16 no 42
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 48 in C major, H 16 no 35
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 53 in E minor, H 16 no 34
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 41 in A major, H 16 no 26
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Fantasia for Piano in C major, H 17 no 4
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : F Minor Variations
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Piano no 59 in E flat major
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 34 in D major, H 16 no 33
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 52 in G major, H 16 no 39
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 58 in C major, H 16 no 48
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Notes & Reviews:

"Hamelin is a master decoder. Haydn's incredible ingenuity betokens more than mental power - it becomes a spiritual quality Hamelin understands that the release of notes on the piano is just as important as the precise touch with which they are struck, and that Haydn's silences are musical events equal in importance to the notes themselves. These are things that he conveys in a seemingly effortless way, and that must make this one of the outstanding release of the Haydn bicentenary year." -International Record Review

One of the fi nest and most anticipated releases to commemorate the Haydn bicentenary year in 2009.

GUARDIAN FIVE TO HEAR

'As always, Haydn's originality astonishes and delights in his piano music as much as in his symphonies and string quartets. Hamelin revels in the tongue-in-cheek high jinks of the finale to the E minor sonata (No 34) ... and is especially compelling in the great C major (No 48) ... works that rank with the finest creations of the Viennese Classical period. An unmissable bargain at two-discs-for-the-price of one' (The Sunday Times)

'A marvellously polished collection of performances ... He is a model of correctness, with enough wit, exuberance and the most exquisite lightness of touches to keep the music buoyant' (The Guardian)

'One of the outstanding releases of the Haydn celebratory year' (International Record Review)

'Hamelin is most associated with virtuoso fireworks for piano, but he can also miniaturise himself exquisitely to suit Haydn's wit and elegance ... The spring in his fingers is delightful' (The Times)

'The continuous outpouring of beautiful tone; it's mesmerizing... . These performances are beyond criticism' (Fanfare, USA)

They sound absolutely superb, in the right hands, on the modern grand piano. And Marc-André Hamelin has the right hands, as his first two-disc set showed ... Playing of crisp clarity and deep feeling, superbly recorded' (The Dominion Post, New Zealand)

'This Hyperion double set contains some of the finest performances of Haydn sonatas I have heard. Hamelin's playing overflows with ardent lyricism and I especially enjoyed his naturalness of rubato. The close sound quality from the Henry Wood Hall is impressive and the booklet essay by Richard Wigmore is helpful too' (MusicWeb.com)



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>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 46 in E major, H 16 no 31
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1776

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 56 in D major, H 16 no 42
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1784

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 48 in C major, H 16 no 35
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: by 01/31/1780

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 53 in E minor, H 16 no 34
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1784

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 41 in A major, H 16 no 26
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1773

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Fantasia for Piano in C major, H 17 no 4
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1789

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : F Minor Variations
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1793

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Piano no 59 in E flat major
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1789-1790

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 34 in D major, H 16 no 33
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1778

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 52 in G major, H 16 no 39
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: by 01/31/1780

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 58 in C major, H 16 no 48
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (08/27/2008-08/30/2008)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1789