Paul Lewis – Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 32, 40, 49, 50 (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Paul Lewis – Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 32, 40, 49, 50 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:09:20 minutes | 1,05 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © harmonia mundi

The vagaries of the market have led a French pianist to record all his albums in England (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet for Chandos) whereas an English pianist, Paul Lewis, recorded all of his for the French label Harmonia Mundi. They both share a real love of Haydn. While the Frenchman has been recording sonatas by the Austrian composer from the start, Paul Lewis waited until he had assimilated Beethoven’s 32 Sonatas and Schubert’s as well, so as to be able to get to the root of the repertoire. For his first album dedicated solely to Haydn, he has chosen four sonatas, 32, 40, 49, and 50, allowing him to deploy his whole expressive range, dispelling once and for all the “Papa Haydn” tag that has for so long dogged the great musical innovator. In Paul Lewis’s hands, Haydn’s music is not that of an ancestor, however good, but of a Viennese classicist, performed with great nuance, a fluid sound and a wonderful, plastic beauty which makes the keyboard sing, underlining Haydn’s joyful and puckish side as well as his passing melancholy. – François Hudry

Tracklist:
Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)
01. Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:49: I. Allegro (10:20)
02. Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:49: II. Adagio cantabile (08:29)
03. Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:49: III. Finale. Tempo di menuetto (04:11)
04. Piano Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50: I. Allegro (10:42)
05. Piano Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50: II. Adagio (05:29)
06. Piano Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50: III. Allegro molto (02:39)
07. Piano Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32: I. Allegro moderato (06:54)
08. Piano Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32: II. Menuet (03:57)
09. Piano Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32: III. Finale. Presto (04:38)
10. Piano Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:40: I. Allegretto innocente (08:58)
11. Piano Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:40: II. Presto (03:03)

Personnel:
Paul Lewis (piano)

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