Haydn - Piano Sonatas (2019)

Haydn

Kristian Bezuidenhout

A few years after a complete recording of Mozart's solo piano works that has gradually come to be regarded as a benchmark, Kristian Bezuidenhout has taken all the time he needed to tackle Haydn, the other towering figure of the Viennese Classical keyboard repertory: 'Preparing for this recording has been a vivid reminder that it is remarkably difficult to play Haydn's music well, but that with enough care, and attention to detail, his music has the potential to come jumping from the page. It would be hubris to suggest that I am even close to unlocking any of its secrets, but I am so humbled by the sheer beauty, humanity, wit and delightful irony of this music, that the desire to continue is irresistible.' 

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Kristian Bezuidenhout

Kristian Bezuidenhout was born in South Africa in1979. He began his studies in Australia as a modern pianist with Rebecca Penneys and completed them in the USA at the Eastman School of Music, where he explored early keyboards, studying harpsichord with Arthur Haas, fortepiano with Malcolm Bilson, and continuo playing and performance practice with Paul O’Dette. He now lives in London. He first gained international recognition at the age of 21 after winning the prestigious first prize as well as the audience prize in the Bruges Fortepiano Competition. Bezuidenhout now divides his time between concerto, recital and chamber-music engagements and is a frequent guest artist with all of the principal period ensembles and orchestras of Europe. He is a guest professor at the Schola Cantorum (Basel) and the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, New York). His recordings for harmonia mundi include 7 volumes of an ongoing survey of Mozart’skeyboard music and have garnered consistently brilliant reviews and awards.

 

 

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Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Hob.XVI-20 - I. Allegro moderato
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Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Hob.XVI-20 - II. Andante con moto
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Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Hob.XVI-20 - III. Finale. Allegro
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Variations on the theme 'Gott erhalte Franz, den Kaiser' in G Major, Hob. i, 430
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Partita in G Major, Hob. XVI-6 - I. Allegro
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Partita in G Major, Hob. XVI-6 - II. Menuet - Trio
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Partita in G Major, Hob. XVI-6 - III. Adagio
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Partita in G Major, Hob. XVI-6 - IV. Finale. Allegro molto
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Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI-48 - I. Andante con espressione
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Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI-48 - II. Rondo. Presto
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Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII -6
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