Haydn - Piano Sonatas | Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold HMG50176263

Haydn - Piano Sonatas


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Label: Harmonia Mundi - HM Gold

Cat No: HMG50176263

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 17th June 2016



Haydn wrote keyboard sonatas for ‘connoisseurs’ and ‘amateurs’ throughout his career. Alternating bread-and-butter work and rich terrains of experimentation, they bear the mark of endlessly renewed invention. Alain Planès offers here a personal selection from Haydn’s output: from the experimental, sometimes anguished pieces of the ‘Sturm und Drang’, through the refined and witty galanterie of the 1780s, to the visionary masterpieces of the late sonatas, he brings out Haydn’s indefatigable spirit of adventure and infinite resource.

“Planès brings the originality of these Haydn sonatas bounding to life.” - BBC Music Magazine, June 2014 ****

“The musicianship of Alain Planès, that most fastidious yet humane of pianists, is perfectly suited to the keyboard music of Haydn” - Stephen Pettitt, Sunday Times, May 2009

“a fine selection, well executed.” - The Observer, 27 January 2002

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