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F.J. Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3 / Marc-André Hamelin

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>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 13 in G major, H 16 no 6
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 10 in C major, H 16 no 1
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, H. 16/2
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 19 in E minor, H 16 no 47bis
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 32 in G minor, H 16 no 44
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, H. 16/25
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in C sharp minor, H. 16/36
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 37 in E major, H 16 no 22
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 44 in F major, H 16 no 29
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 61 in D major, H 16 no 51

Album Summary

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 13 in G major, H 16 no 6
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 10 in C major, H 16 no 1
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, H. 16/2
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 19 in E minor, H 16 no 47bis
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 32 in G minor, H 16 no 44
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, H. 16/25
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in C sharp minor, H. 16/36
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 37 in E major, H 16 no 22
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 44 in F major, H 16 no 29
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 61 in D major, H 16 no 51
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Notes & Reviews:

Hyperion presents a third double-volume release in Marc-André Hamelin's much-praised series of Haydn's keyboard sonatas. Haydn wrote around sixty keyboard sonatas and this selection of eleven focuses on those from the 1770s, including the great C minor sonata from the composer's 'Sturm und Drang' period, with its dynamic contrasts and virtuoso demands. These are bookended by three from Haydn's earliest output from the 1750s, most likely penned for his young female pupils to play, and the D major sonata written during the second of the mature composer's triumphant London visits in 1794. In all these fascinating, idiosyncratic works, Hamelin wears his renowned virtuosity lightly, while playing with understated wit and the elegant, immaculate musicianship that has come to define one of the greatest pianists of our time.

International Piano
Marc-André Hamelin's virtuosity is in a different league altogether.

BBC Music Magazine
The playing is outstanding for its crystalline tone, springy rhythms, lively tempos and integral handling of ornamentation...Hamelin is often at his most brilliant where Haydn is at his most eccentric.

The Arts Desk
Hamelin's fluency amazes but is never ostentatious...Slow movements are delicately coloured, and there's never a hint of indulgence. Hamelin lets Haydn do the talking.

Record Review, June 2012
The most immediately striking feature of the set is the unfailingly superb, crystalline clarity of Hamelin's sound...Here no detail is obscured and, with the exception of certain legato ligatures that Hamelin consistently chooses not to observe, articulation is within the realm of what Haydn's notation suggests...There is a certain stylistic cohesion to all these performances: everything is unmistakeably stamped 'Hamelin's Haydn'.

Graomophone, August 2012
The majority of the sonatas, with their volte-face humour and open-hearted delight in the unexpected, reflect a joy in compositional wizardry. Such qualities are dazzlingly articulated by Hamelin, with one performance after another of crystalline brilliance and musicianship...These are magnificent performances and clearly a prime love for Hamelin.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
If you know this music, these performances will amaze you with their skill and their beauty. If you don't know this music, start with Schiff or Bavouzet and then come to these performances. You need to know the human Haydn to appreciate the divine one.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011).



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>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 13 in G major, H 16 no 6
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: by 1760

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 10 in C major, H 16 no 1
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1750-1755

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in B flat major, H. 16/2
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: by 1760

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 19 in E minor, H 16 no 47bis
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1765

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 32 in G minor, H 16 no 44
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1771-1773

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in E flat major, H. 16/25
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1773

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Keyboard Sonata in C sharp minor, H. 16/36
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: by 01/31/1780

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 37 in E major, H 16 no 22
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1773

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 44 in F major, H 16 no 29
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1774

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Sonata for Keyboard no 61 in D major, H 16 no 51
  • Performer: Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (08/27/2011-08/29/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: ?1794-95