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Track(s) taken from CDA67882

Piano Sonata in B flat major, Hob XVI:2


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: 16 minutes 31 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 crisp opening movement of Sonata No 2 in B flat major makes witty play with the skittish little triplet figure first heard in bar 2. The slow movement is a florid, often chromatic G minor Largo full of broken, sobbing phrases, the finale an elegantly proportioned minuet enclosing a haunting syncopated trio in B flat minor.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2012

Le pimpant mouvement d’ouverture de la nº 2 en si bémol majeur fait de l’esprit avec la frivole petite figure en triolet entendue d’abord à la mesure 2. Le mouvement lent est un Largo en sol mineur fleuri, souvent chromatique, tout en phrases arpégées et sanglotantes; le finale est un menuet élégamment proportionné, cernant un lancinant trio syncopé en si bémol mineur.

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

Der forsche Kopfsatz von Sonate Nr. 2 in B-Dur spielt geistreich mit der lebhaften kleinen Triolenfigur, die erstmals in Takt 2 erklingt. Der langsame Satz ist ein reich verziertes und vielfach chromatisches Largo in g-Moll voll zerrissener und klagender Phrasen, das Finale bildet ein elegant proportioniertes Menuett mit einem synkopenreichen b-Moll-Trio als Mittelteil.

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

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