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Piano Sonata in G major, Hob XVI:6


Most impressive of Haydn’s early sonatas is the four-movement G major, No 6. The opening movement deploys a diverse array of galant clichés with a confident swagger, while the final Allegro molto, spiced by irregular phrase lengths, shares the drive and dash of Haydn’s early symphony finales. There is a Baroque flavour to the trio of the minuet, with its chromatically falling bass (a traditional symbol of lamentation), and to the G minor Adagio, in which the right hand spins an expressive arioso over a steadily reiterated quaver pulse.

from notes by Richard Wigmore © 2012

La plus impressionnante des premières sonates de Haydn est la nº 6 en sol majeur, en quatre mouvements. Le mouvement inaugural déploie avec bravade tout un éventail de clichés galants, tandis que l’Allegro molto final, pimenté de longueurs de phrases irrégulières, a le ressort et le panache des finales des premières symphonies haydniennes. Un parfum baroque se dégage du trio du menuet, avec sa basse chromatiquement descendante (symbole traditionnel de lamentation), et de l’Adagio en sol mineur, où la main droite file un arioso expressif par-dessus un rythme de croches réitéré sans dételer.

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

Die eindrucksvollste unter Haydns frühen Sonaten ist die viersätzige Nr. 6 in G-Dur. Souverän daher schreitend bedient sich der Kopfsatz einer Vielfalt von galanten Floskeln, während das Finale—ein mit unregelmäßigen Phrasen gespicktes Allegro molto—jenen Schwung und Elan zeigt, der auch die Schlusssätze von Haydns frühen Sinfonien prägt. Barocke Anklänge finden sich im Trio des Menuetts mit seinem chromatisch absteigenden Bass (traditionell eine Klagefigur) sowie im Adagio in g-Moll, über dessen gleichmäßig pulsierendem Achtelrhythmus die rechte Hand ein ausdrucksvolles Arioso entspinnt.

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


Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 3
Studio Master: CDA678822CDs for the price of 1Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Movement 1: Allegro
Track 1 on CDA67882 CD1 [5'53] 2CDs for the price of 1
Movement 2: Menuet – Trio
Track 2 on CDA67882 CD1 [3'54] 2CDs for the price of 1
Movement 3: Adagio
Track 3 on CDA67882 CD1 [3'36] 2CDs for the price of 1
Movement 4: Finale: Allegro molto
Track 4 on CDA67882 CD1 [2'29] 2CDs for the price of 1

Track-specific metadata for CDA67882 disc 1 track 1

Recording date
29 August 2011
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. 3 (CDA67882)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: June 2012
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