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XVI unknown, formerly attrib. G Schwanenberg attrib. XVII:6 Sonata - un piccolo divertimento. Haydn: Arietta con 12 variazioni in E flat major, Hob. Haydn: String Quartet, Op. Haydn: Complete Piano Sonatas. Add download to basket. Contents Haydn: Piano Sonata No. Allegro moderato. Finale - Allegro. Scherzo: Allegro. Finale: Presto. Haydn: Piano Sonata in D major, Hob.
Moderato Tema con variazioni. Show 58 remaining works on this recording Haydn: Piano Sonata No. Finale: Allegro molto. Also, Jeno Jando is well worth trying, although he skimps on repeats with some of the later sonatas in the interest or Naxos's interest I'd say of having more sonatas on each CD. Jando's approach is very clean and pure; he does Haydn full justice and his is certainly not a "go through the motions" budget survey of Haydn, but I've come to appreciate Ax a bit more as time has gone on.
Richter is also well worth listening to, because you can tell he thinks Haydn merits the full-on Richter-esque plumbing of the emotional depths treatment, and you will too. I first experienced Brendel in his Beethoven collection, which is my all-time favorite collection of his work. This Haydn collection and his Schubert collection are also excellent. Brendel is a masterful pianist. His technical artistry is dazzling, particular in the quieter yet fast portions, where you can hear the clarity and fine light touch, emphasizing just the right notes.
If you like classical solo piano work, this collection ranks right behind his Beethoven of course I like the Beethoven oeuvre better than Haydn or Schubert. When I started listening to classical music nearly forty years ago, it was Brendel's Mozart concertos that I bought on the budget Turnabout label. Brendel eventually moved to Philips devoting his attention to recording all the Mozart concertos, Beethoven sonatas twice among many other things; but I didn't purchase any of these records, having instead acquired Geza Anda's Mozart concerto cycle, Arrau's Beethoven and so forth.
And when it came to Haydn, I had sonatas brilliantly performed by Richter scattered across several discs as well as outstanding recitals by Evgeny Koroliov and Maria Bergmann. A few years back I picked up the excellent two-cd set by Andras Schiff and with this felt that my Haydn piano collection was complete. While I am not usually persuaded by this type of thing, in this case Penguin's opinion is justified as this is some of the best Haydn playing on disc, period.
Why these sides are being labeled "Legendary Recordings From the Decca Catalogue" is anyone's guess since they were Philips, not Decca recordings. Even the discs themselves are imprinted with Decca LP look-alike art. In any event, what counts is the music, which is wonderful stuff, and the performances which are equal to the music in every way. The four discs in this set were recorded between and , so the sound is fine but not consistent given the different sessions.
The remastered sound is a little brighter compared to the Rosette collection disc, which is not to say that it has been improved; and I assume that the other discs have undergone similar treatment. My highest recommendation! One person found this helpful. Alfred Brendel plays these somewhat overlooked pieces at least when compared to Mozart's and Beethoven's piano sonatas with amazing clarity, and insight.
This is fantastic music that is very stimulating and full of constant surprises. Still excellent. I've just played through disc one, and the Decca import mastering of these CDs are about as good as it gets for CDs. I'm fairly certain now that the recording is the same, and Decca did a good job with the mastering. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Alfred Brendel is one of those central figures in my musical Pantheon. This disc does not disappoint - it dawns on one that Haydn's creativity was of a very high order his ability to make profundity accessible was his great gift.
I am only a listener sna find Brendel's thoughtful interpretations revealing of the music's sensitivity. This is a set for dipping into whenever one need that Haydn fix. There is no deterioration in pleasure on repeated listenings. As you can see as a double fanI recommend this set wholeheartedly.
Brendel's thoughtful and considered playing reveals the genius of Haydn.. I particularly listen to the discs when I need to relax and return to a sense of equilibrium, to the feeling that all is right with the world Haydn makes the very best of musical companions.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Joseph Haydn: Die Klaviersonaten - Gesamtaufnahme - Christine Schornsheim on AllMusic -