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Track(s) taken from CDA67882

Piano Sonata in C major, Hob XVI:1


Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
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Recording details: August 2011
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: June 2012
Total duration: 9 minutes 14 seconds


'The playing is outstanding for its crystalline tone, springy rhythms, lively tempos and integral handling of ornamentation. Hyperion's recording of the modern Steinway is cleanly focused … Hamelin is often at his most brilliant where Haydn is at his most eccentric … a sparkling collection' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The most immediately striking feature of the set is the unfailingly superb, crystalline clarity of Hamelin's sound … the performances are next to flawless' (International Record Review)
The early sonata No 1 is in three brief movements, with a final minuet enclosing a minor-keyed trio—a pattern found in many sonatas by Wagenseil and other mid-eighteenth-century Viennese composers. Some scholars have questioned Haydn’s authorship of this modestly charming work.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2012

Sonate des débuts et mince, la nº 1 est en trois courts mouvements, avec un menuet final cernant un trio en mineur—comme souvent chez les compositeurs viennois du milieu du XVIIIe siècle, tel Wagenseil. Certains spécialistes se sont demandés si cette œuvre chichement charmante était bien de Haydn.

extrait des notes rédigées par Richard Wigmore © 2012
Français: Hypérion

Die mit Abstand knappste der früheren Sonaten in dieser Einspielung ist Nr. 1. Den letzten ihrer drei kurzen Sätze bildet ein Menuett mit einem Moll-Trio als Mittelteil—ein Schema, das sich in vielen Sonaten von Wagenseil und anderen Wiener Komponisten des mittleren 18. Jahrhunderts findet. Einige Experten haben Zweifel daran geäußert, ob dieses durch seine Bescheidenheit bestechende Werk wirklich von Haydn stammt.

aus dem Begleittext von Richard Wigmore © 2012
Deutsch: Arne Muus

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