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Todd Crow Plays Haydn


Release Date: 04/30/2002 
Label:  Msr   Catalog #: 1078   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Todd Crow
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Haydn's status as the father of the symphony and the string quartet is widely recognized, but his paternal claims on the piano sonata are scarcely less strong. It was Haydn who more or less single-handedly raised the Classical sonata from innocuous drawing-room fare to the level of a high art-form, and the greatest among his works of the kind have a dramatic sweep that was not to be surpassed until Beethoven revolutionized the form at the dawn of the 19th century. Beethoven completed his first set of piano sonatas in 1795, just a year after Haydn's long career as a composer of keyboard sonatas had come to an end with the C major work H.50 recorded here, and it acknowledged its debt by bearing a dedication to the older composer. Haydn's Read more sonatas were written for domestic performance by amateur pianists, the large majority of them women. Judging from the music's technical demands, however, many of them must have been remarkable players. The pianist Todd Crow was born in Santa Barbara, California and graduated from the University of California and the Juilliard School. He is currently Professor of Music at Vassar College. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard no 60 in C major, H 16 no 50 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Todd Crow (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: c1794-95 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard no 44 in F major, H 16 no 29 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Todd Crow (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard no 51 in E flat major, H 16 no 38 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Todd Crow (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1770-1775; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
4.
Adagio for Piano in G major by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Todd Crow (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1794-95; Austria 
5.
Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Todd Crow (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 

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