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Haydn: Piano Sonatas Vol 2 / Marc-Andre Hamelin


Release Date: 08/11/2009 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67710   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"In 2007, Hamelin recorded 10 of Haydn’s mature piano sonatas in a two-disc set.... His Haydn demonstrated not only that the pianist was a classicist at heart, but that this music, among the most neglected aspects of the composer’s oeuvre, deserves to be taken as seriously as the piano works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. Now he has selected another 10 sonatas and added the sparkling Fantasia.... As always, Haydn’s originality astonishes and delights in his piano music as much as it does in his symphonies and string quartets. Hamelin revels in the high tongue-in-cheek jinks of the finale to the E minor sonata (No 34), marked Vivace molto (innocentemente) — very lively, but innocently! ... Hamelin is especially compelling in the great C Read more 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." -- timesonline.co.uk Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard no 46 in E major, H 16 no 31 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1776; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard no 56 in D major, H 16 no 42 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Written: before 1784 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard no 48 in C major, H 16 no 35 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1780; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
4.
Sonata for Keyboard no 53 in E minor, H 16 no 34 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
5.
Sonata for Keyboard no 41 in A major, H 16 no 26 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
6.
Fantasia for Piano in C major, H 17 no 4 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
7.
Sonata for Keyboard in F minor, H 17 no 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Sonata for Keyboard no 59 in E flat major, H 16 no 49 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
9.
Sonata for Keyboard no 34 in D major, H 16 no 33 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1778; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
10.
Sonata for Keyboard no 52 in G major, H 16 no 39 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1780; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
11.
Sonata for Keyboard no 58 in C major, H 16 no 48 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789 

Featured Sound Samples

Keyboard Sonata no 53: III. Vivace molto, innocentemente
Keyboard Sonata no 58: I. Andante con espressione

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Hamelin's Haydn June 12, 2012 By Richard E. (Flushing, NY) See All My Reviews "In addition to magisterial performances by Marc-Andre Hamelin these HYPERION CDs of the Haydn sonatas (so far there are 3) are well recorded. They surpass the very good recordings of these sonatas by Jeno Jando on NAXOS." Report Abuse
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