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It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Between -- , Haydn published three sets of six piano sonatas. The first set of six, dedicated to Prince Esterhazy, was the first authorized publication of any of Haydn's works. It is available as volume 4 in the individual CD's of Jeno Jando's outstanding Haydn cycle, or as part of the box set that Naxos recently issued.
The CD I am reviewing here consists of Jando's rendition of the second of the three sets of sonatas. The six sonatas included here were probably composed between -- They were published privately in before they appeared publically in an edition published in Hummel in and designated as Haydn's opus Some of the sonatas are performed on occasion on single CDs devoted to Haydn. For example, Marc Andre-Hamelin performs one sonata from this group on each of his two two-CD recordings of Haydn sonatas.
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Track Listing - Disc 1. Franz Joseph Haydn. Allegro moderato. Finale: Allegro. Finale: Presto. Tema Moderato con variazioni. Track Listing - Disc 2. Finale: Allegro moderato.
Poised midway between those of Mozart and Beethoven, Haydn's last piano sonatas written in the s have the elegance and intelligence of the former, and, perhaps unexpectedly, the passionate vigour of the latter. The last sonata on this CD especially has the expansive stridency that pushes classicism to its limits as much as Beethoven. Where his more familiar symphonies and quartets are full of surprises, jokes and musical puns, they do not upset the balance of these works.
The long adagios are seductively lyrical. Some may find Jando's playing a little too frenetic or Romantic, but it's refreshing to hear a Haydn that so thoroughly rejects his reputation for gentility. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. This excellent naxos cd struck me as a complete surprise when I bought it a few years ago. I thought Haydn , piano music probably not up to Beethoven or Mozart but I ll give it ago.
I was wrong on both counts. Haydn s last piano sonata s contained here are extraordinarily good. A real surprise: profound, inventive, delicate , dazzling. Jando plays these richly rewarding sonata s perfectly with lightness of touch , intelligence and yes brio where needed. If like me you find some of Beethoven s piano music rather too grand and overblown heresy? Possiblly some say but.. The recording Is excellent : clear and natural, the booklet notes detailed and the music sweeps the listener along in a hugely enjoyable hours worth of great piano music that is much underrated and yet contains many moments of supreme mastery that Beethoven must have learnt from in his own later works.
Strongly recommended. Report abuse. Ihm gelingt eine ausgewogene Interpretation der Werke. Sehr empfehlenswert! Report abuse Translate review to English. The reason for buying this C.
This music was the best bit of the film and I've only just found out what it was. I've bought Naxos C. Jeno Jando I had already heard and appreciated on other recordings, and as it happens I am just as pleased with this. The piece I wanted to hear is only a couple of minutes long, but the rest is well worth listening to, and for the money you can't go wrong.
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Vivacissimamente 'Le Retour'. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchhaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung Allegretto ma non troppo. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto. Scherzo: Assai vivace. Allegro risoluto. Vivace, ma non troppo; 2. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo Variations Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo.
Allegro molto. Adagio ma non troppo: Arioso dolente; 4. Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo. The opening allegro con brio features a march-like, outgoing theme played and varied over a repeated Alberti bass. It has the first of several lovely slow movements in this set, as it begins with a rolled chord and moves from a stately, restrained theme to music which flows and sings.
The work ends with a lively allegro which includes a brief interlude in c minor. Beethoven used the unusual key of c-sharp minor in his famous "Moonlight" sonata, and Haydn uses this key to different effect in his sonata no.
The opening movement begins with an angular, bleak theme in octaves in the piano's lower register followed by a contrasting passage in the major key using essentially similar material. The second movement, which Haydn would borrow later in the set, is contrastingly light and marked Scherzando. The sonata returns to and remains in the minor key in its menuet finale. But the heart of the work lies in the contrasting middle movement, marked Largo e sostenuto..
This movement has been compared to a Baroque sarabande. It features solemn chordal harmonies and the use of counterpoint. The presto finale follows without pause, as is frequent in the Haydn sonatas. The little movement is marked innocentemente, to contrast with the two ambitious movements which proceeded it, and it features a singing theme twice interrupted by varying episodes. But it is a lovely work with an opening allegro moderato which begins quietly and develops and varies in its course a single short theme.
This sonata too centers on an adagio which unfolds with lyric eloquence and concludes with a long cadence. The allegro finale follows without pause and, as is the opening movement, is largely based upon a single theme. The final sonata in this group, no. Haydn felt he needed to apologize for the similarity, even while he testily explained that he used the same material to different musical ends. The middle movement is a florid adagio, full of trills, ornaments, and recitif material.
The sonata ends with a loud, lively prestissimo which features a big passage in octaves before it comes to a surprise, quiet ending. Robin Friedman. See all reviews.
Top reviews from other countries. Haydn: Piano Sonatas 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 After watching a BBC4 documentary about the great composers i wanted a Haydn CD that was not too expensive to see if his stuff was as good as the snatches i heard from the the telly. I will state now that i am not a music expert and would be hard pushed to notice the difference between a maestro and a competent player if they are playing the same tune but i thought this was lovely stuff and well woth the very cheap price.
He is not up there Beethoven or Mozart but i enjoyed it very much and the great thing about classical music is there is always something you havent heard before to discover. A good buy.Joseph Haydn ( - ) Piano Sonatas Vol. 1 Sonata No in E Flat Major, Hob. XVI: 49 Sona.