Articles tagged 'Haydn'
The Creation is a big, exuberant work that, properly engineered, fills the listening room with voluminous riches – as many discs fail to do.
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.
I’ve been dipping into this fluent sampler between more difficult stuff, enjoying Halffter’s compact brightness and Santinelli’s flair and execution.
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.
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.
The 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death has led predictably to an abundance of new releases and reissues of his music.
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.
Thomas Bucholz, a German composer of whom I know nothing, was born in Thuringia in 1961.