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Thread: Haydn's piano compositions-how popular, how good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    I love what I've heard of her playing. And $50 really isn't a terrible price for the complete Haydn sonatas. But I can't justify it at this point in life. She never released any single disc releases of these, has she?

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    I have several sets of the Haydn keyboard sonatas, and I like them all. Derzhavina's is probably my favorite -- of course I bought it a few years ago as a ten-buck download.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    I love what I've heard of her playing. And $50 really isn't a terrible price for the complete Haydn sonatas. But I can't justify it at this point in life. She never released any single disc releases of these, has she?
    In fact, she's just releasing a two CD set of Haydn's variations for keyboard and some arrangements. You can find it on Amazon or Presto Music.

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    @Josquin13, thank you so much for posting all those recommendations! Plenty to explore there.
    Last edited by mark6144; Jun-09-2019 at 08:20.

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    I didn't enjoy Haydn's piano sonatas until I heard Richter's recordings of a few of them. Truly brilliant, just delightful music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gallus View Post
    I didn't enjoy Haydn's piano sonatas until I heard Richter's recordings of a few of them. Truly brilliant, just delightful music.

    I'm waiting on this CD in the mail:

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    ... which features Haydn's E major sonata No. 37. Haven't heard any of Richter's Haydn, but I love his unorthodox Mozart sonata recordings, so I'm excited to hear it.

    From what I've heard, my favorite Haydn pianist is Alfred Brendel. Ms. Derzhavina seems a worthy contender. If I ever buy the complete set, hers is the one I will likely go for. I haven't heard any of Glenn Gould's Haydn sonatas, or not in a while anyway, but I have to check them out on Josquin13's recommendation.

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    I checked out many of Haydn's piano concertos after exchanging views with a you tube haydn fan who claimed they were near to Mozart's level.

    They weren't of course - but mostly attractive music - not good enough to come back to. yes the one in D is the best of them.

    The piano sonatas - I could never understand the fuss about them. The last three are quite good but the rest - fair but not great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    I'm waiting on this CD in the mail:

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    ... which features Haydn's E major sonata No. 37. Haven't heard any of Richter's Haydn, but I love his unorthodox Mozart sonata recordings, so I'm excited to hear it.

    From what I've heard, my favorite Haydn pianist is Alfred Brendel. Ms. Derzhavina seems a worthy contender. If I ever buy the complete set, hers is the one I will likely go for. I haven't heard any of Glenn Gould's Haydn sonatas, or not in a while anyway, but I have to check them out on Josquin13's recommendation.
    Yep, Richter is amazing in this sonata. Though I might say that his interpretation here was kind of aloof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stomanek View Post
    The piano sonatas - I could never understand the fuss about them. The last three are quite good but the rest - fair but not great.
    Right, you don't understand. I find Haydn's piano sonatas just as rewarding as Mozart's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog View Post
    Right, you don't understand. I find Haydn's piano sonatas just as rewarding as Mozart's.
    I haven't heard many of them, but regarding the ones that I have, I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stomanek View Post
    The piano sonatas - I could never understand the fuss about them.

    I enjoy Mozart sonatas much more too.
    Last edited by Mandryka; Jul-06-2019 at 21:32.

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    Don't miss the F minor variations. In my opinion one of his best solo piano works.

    Last edited by pjang23; Jul-08-2019 at 19:17.

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