Articles tagged 'Haydn'

Seven more last words

Gidon Kremer’s Seven Last Words, 32 years ago and little remembered, ends this survey.

Seven more last words

Gidon Kremer’s Seven Last Words, 32 years ago and little remembered, ends this survey.

Seven Last Words,
seven quartets

Some have downgraded the string quartet version as a mere reduction of the string parts in Haydn’s orchestral score of the previous year, but many of us want to hear it precisely this way.

Seven Last Words,
seven quartets

Some have downgraded the string quartet version as a mere reduction of the string parts in Haydn’s orchestral score of the previous year, but many of us want to hear it precisely this way.

Scardanelli’s April Motley

The Creation is a big, exuberant work that, properly engineered, fills the listening room with voluminous riches – as many discs fail to do.

Scardanelli’s April Motley

The Creation is a big, exuberant work that, properly engineered, fills the listening room with voluminous riches – as many discs fail to do.

Taking Random for a Walk

My too-early listening – at a low volume setting so as not to disturb Best Beloved – includes late-Feldman anything and, these days especially, Haydn’s string quartets most handsomely performed on the Tacet label by Auryn Quartet.

Taking Random for a Walk

My too-early listening – at a low volume setting so as not to disturb Best Beloved – includes late-Feldman anything and, these days especially, Haydn’s string quartets most handsomely performed on the Tacet label by Auryn Quartet.

Piano Factory 7.

I’ve been dipping into this fluent sampler between more difficult stuff, enjoying Halffter’s compact brightness and Santinelli’s flair and execution.

Piano Factory 7.

I’ve been dipping into this fluent sampler between more difficult stuff, enjoying Halffter’s compact brightness and Santinelli’s flair and execution.

Piano Factory 5: Haydn Sonatas

Coming off a Haydn year (2009), we’re awash in the man’s music. The piano sonatas are numbered according to Christa Landon’s ordering of the extant 62.

Piano Factory 5: Haydn Sonatas

Coming off a Haydn year (2009), we’re awash in the man’s music. The piano sonatas are numbered according to Christa Landon’s ordering of the extant 62.

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Piano Legends

What makes a pianist a “legend”?

Haydn Year Highlights 2.

Haydn’s symphonies, oratorios, and his operas leave one stunned at his inventiveness, but it’s the smaller ensemble works and piano sonatas that capture my heart.

Haydn Year Highlights 2.

Haydn’s symphonies, oratorios, and his operas leave one stunned at his inventiveness, but it’s the smaller ensemble works and piano sonatas that capture my heart.

Haydn Year Highlights 1.

The 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death has led predictably to an abundance of new releases and reissues of his music.

Haydn Year Highlights 1.

The 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death has led predictably to an abundance of new releases and reissues of his music.

Haydn, Carter and Mahler at the BSO

When Elliott Carter ambled towards Symphony Hall’s proscenium to acknowledge the ovation for his Horn Concerto’s performance, it was hard to separate praise from encouragement.

Haydn, Carter and Mahler at the BSO

When Elliott Carter ambled towards Symphony Hall’s proscenium to acknowledge the ovation for his Horn Concerto’s performance, it was hard to separate praise from encouragement.