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Haydn and the English Lady: Piano Music by Haydn and Park / Hawkins

Haydn / Park / Hawkins
Release Date: 11/11/2014 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 5981   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Maria Hester ParkFranz Joseph HaydnUnspecified
Performer:  Patrick Hawkins
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When listening to keyboardist Patrick Hawkins playing an 1831 William Geib square piano on his debut Navona Records release, one can imagine men and women in elegant silk gowns and suits gathered in an opulently decorated drawing room of an 18th-century English estate. This collection of piano works by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and Maria Hester Park (1760-1813) illustrate the diversity and refinement of Classical repertoire.

Park, who received notable recognition as a pianist and harpsichordist in her teenage years, composed pieces which use skilled keyboard techniques, from the virtuosic 32nd-note passages and three-against-two patterns in Sonata in E-flat Major to the double-dotted rhythms and sighing gestures in A
Read more Waltz in E-flat Major. Haydn's Sonata in D Major and Adagio in G Major were written during his second visit to London in 1794-95, the former thought to be written as a gift for Maria Hester Park. Throughout his performances, Hawkins exhibits control and stateliness, presenting these works in a renewed display of sophistication and delicacy.

Patrick Hawkins is an early keyboard specialist who holds degrees in performance from the Peabody Conservatory, East Carolina University, and Arizona State University. He has performed throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe, including in France and Germany as well as at the Cambridge Summer Recitals in the United Kingdom. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata No. 1 for harpsichord in F major, Op. 4/1 by Maria Hester Park
Performer:  Patrick Hawkins (Piano)
Written: 1790 
Venue:  Recital Hall, University of South Caroli 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for harpsichord in C major, Op. 7 by Maria Hester Park
Performer:  Patrick Hawkins (Piano)
Venue:  Recital Hall, University of South Caroli 
Length: 16 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard no 61 in D major, H 16 no 51 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Patrick Hawkins (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1794-1795; London, England 
Venue:  Recital Hall, University of South Caroli 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in E flat major, H 15 no 22: 2nd movement, Adagio in G major by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Patrick Hawkins (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
Venue:  Recital Hall, University of South Caroli 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
5.
Capriccio for Harpsichord in G major, H 17 no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Patrick Hawkins (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Recital Hall, University of South Caroli 
Length: 8 Minutes 32 Secs. 
6.
[CD-ROM Track] by Unspecified
Period: Modern 
7.
Sonata for harpsichord No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 4/2 by Maria Hester Park
Performer:  Patrick Hawkins (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Recital Hall, University of South Caroli 
Length: 11 Minutes 18 Secs. 
8.
A Waltz, for harpsichord in E flat major by Maria Hester Park
Performer:  Patrick Hawkins (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Recital Hall, University of South Caroli 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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