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Piano Sonata in E minor, Hob XVI:34
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published in London in 1783; probably composed in the late 1770s

Recordings
'Wanda Landowska – The complete piano recordings' (APR7305)
Wanda Landowska – The complete piano recordings
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'Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2' (CDA67710)
Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2
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Movement 1: Presto
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Movement 2: Adagio
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Movement 3: Vivace molto, innocentemente
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Piano Sonata in E minor, Hob XVI:34
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The E minor sonata, No 34, was one of three sonatas (including No 39) published in London in 1783, though it probably (that word again) dates from the late 1770s. The superb 6/8 opening Presto worries at its laconic main theme with cussed obsessiveness, rising to a splenetic climax in the coda before the opening phrase vanishes into thin air. Only the G major second theme, sounded in dulcet thirds and sixths, offers momentary relaxation. The G major Adagio, extravagantly embellished with rococo arabesques, leads via a passage of quasi-operatic recitative into the finale, whose folk-like theme lives up to its innocentemente marking. This is another Haydnesque amalgam of rondo and variations, with a recurring E major episode closely related to the main, E minor, theme.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2009

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Details for CDA67710 disc 1 track 11
Vivace molto, innocentemente
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ISRC
GB-AJY-09-71011
Duration
3'16
Recording date
30 August 2008
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (CDA67710)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: August 2009
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