Haydn - Sonata no. 52 in D major, Hob.XVI:42

Posted by: GP95

Haydn - Sonata no. 52 in D major, Hob.XVI:42 - 09/06/12 10:48 AM

Hey guys,

First post here on PW. Thought I'd share a recording I made a few months ago. It was kind of done on a short notice, but it turned out alright, though far from perfect.

Feedback is much appreciated.

Gustav

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZKd5K8TvgI&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Posted by: Kreisler

Re: Haydn - Sonata no. 52 in D major, Hob.XVI:42 - 09/07/12 12:25 AM

Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing. I love hearing Haydn done well, and this recording is proof that there are wonderful things to be found before Hob. XVI:50.
Posted by: GP95

Re: Haydn - Sonata no. 52 in D major, Hob.XVI:42 - 09/07/12 04:21 AM

Thanks a lot - I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Yes, there are certainly many fine underplayed sonatas by Haydn. Many of these short two-movement works are great character pieces and fun to play (this is my first Haydn-sonata, though)!
Posted by: Tim Adrianson

Re: Haydn - Sonata no. 52 in D major, Hob.XVI:42 - 09/07/12 07:57 PM

Just a thoroughgoing pleasure, Gustav! VERY musical! I'd love to hear you perform one of the late Mozart Sonatas -- I know it's blasphemous to say so, but I've always found the later Haydn Piano Sonatas far more inventive and charming than Mozart's. As well as you play this material, it'd be most instructive to me to see how you approach Mozart.

Most appreciated, and thanks for sharing this!
Posted by: woodog

Re: Haydn - Sonata no. 52 in D major, Hob.XVI:42 - 09/07/12 11:28 PM

Wonderfully playful! Nicely done.

Thank you for sharing this.

marvelous listening on a stormy Saturday.

Forrest
Posted by: GP95

Re: Haydn - Sonata no. 52 in D major, Hob.XVI:42 - 09/09/12 01:58 PM

Tim and Forrest, thanks a lot for your responses. I'm very glad you liked it.

Haydn is extremely imaginative - yet Mozart is expressive in other ways!

I don't have any plans for Mozart right now, though, but I'll be sure to post when I play one of his sonatas again. To me, he is the most difficult composer to play.
Posted by: wr

Re: Haydn - Sonata no. 52 in D major, Hob.XVI:42 - 09/24/12 08:34 PM

I finally got around to listening to this, and was very happy I did - it is an exceptionally pleasing and stylish performance. Thanks.
Posted by: GP95

Re: Haydn - Sonata no. 52 in D major, Hob.XVI:42 - 10/31/12 03:11 PM

wr, thanks a lot! Hope to get a few new recordings up again soon.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Haydn - Sonata no. 52 in D major, Hob.XVI:42 - 10/31/12 05:51 PM

Terrific playing!Is that your real hair or a wig?