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Piano Sonata in F major, Hob XVI:23
composer
1773; first published 1774

Recordings
'Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1' (CDA67554)
Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1
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Movement 1: Moderato
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Movement 2: Adagio
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Movement 3: Finale: Presto
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Piano Sonata in F major, Hob XVI:23
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The crisp opening movement of the F major, No 23, trading mainly on scintillating toccata-style figuration, is enriched by sudden dips to the minor mode. Between this and the gamesome finale—a sonata-form movement that varies and develops its contredanse theme with characteristic guile—comes a rhapsodic F minor siciliano: music that surely influenced Mozart in his F major sonata, K280, of 1775, though unlike Mozart’s siciliano it relies less on melody than on dreamy figuration and richly expressive harmony.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2007

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Details for CDA67554 disc 2 track 2
Adagio
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-07-55415
Duration
7'13
Recording date
15 December 2005
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. 1 (CDA67554)
    Disc 2 Track 2
    Release date: March 2007
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