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MELMOTH
2021-04-06 12:22:05 UTC
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Ah !...Haydn...I always thought that "real" musicians/melomaniacs
prefer him to Mozart...Which is my case, obviously...
And it is particularly true for his keyboard sonatas...And the *Sonata
n°31* (1770) *HOB XVI* / *31 in A flat major*...Not to be confused with
Hob XVI/31 in E major...
It is one of the most played...At the beginning, the harpsichord seems
to have been the rule...Remain the recurrent problem of the instrument :
harpsichord ?...Piaonforte ?...Clavichord ? (no version currently in
the catalog, to my knowledge)...Piano ?...To each his own, eh...

*Paul BBADURA SKODA*...He recorded it twice, on two different Shantz of
1790....Chez Asreée in 1981 (preferable in my opinion to its recovery
at Arcana in 2008)...Natural...Eloquent...And with all the repeats in
the adagio...Magnificent cadences...

*Jerome HANTAÏ* (Ambroisie 2015) pf)...Nasillard...I eliminate...

*Baart van OORT* (BRILLIANT pf)...Very average...Like his integral,
besides...

*Christine SCHORSHEIM* (Cappricio) pf...One of my favorite
integrals....Great...

*Ronald BRAUTIGAM* (Bis 2009 pf)...Seductive, harmonious...But lacks
sparks...

*Robert HILL* (Ars Musici 2000 Harpsichord)...Dreamy and
refined...Despite a very prosaic finale...

Let's go to the "modern" integrals played on the piano...

My first acquisition was the one of *John McCabe* (Decca 1975)...So I
am faithful to it (you know as well as I do that one ALWAYS remains
faithful to his first discs!)...But well...There are obviously
infinitely better!...

*Ekaterina DERZHAVINA* (Profile 2016)...For me rather soporific...Here
Master Koren will probably jump to the ceiling!)...

*Jean-Efflam BAVOUZET* (Chandos 2009)...Of a rare inventiveness (but
lacks the second reprise in the adagio)...A model...Moreover, exemplary
sound recording...

Then :

*Zoltan KOCSIS* (Hugaroton 1970)...no repeats in the adagio,
nevertheless one of the slowest of my discography...But very well
held...

*Ivo POGORELICH* (DG 1991)...Lively but mannered...Nuanced...Lightness
of the lines...And all the observed repeats...

*Sviatoslav RICHTER* (Live Classics)...Obvious...Nuanced...Fluid...For
me a MUST...

*Catherin COLLARD* (Lyrinx 1992)...Magnificent...Collard has always
been a great interpreter of Haydn (and Schumann !)...To be known...

My choices ?...*RICHTER* and *BAVOUZET*

Thank you for having read me once again to the end !...
MiNe109
2021-04-06 12:31:11 UTC
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*Robert HILL* (Ars Musici 2000 Harpsichord)...Dreamy and
refined...Despite a very prosaic finale...
I like this one, too.
Frank Berger
2021-04-06 15:34:29 UTC
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Ah !...Haydn...I always thought that "real" musicians/melomaniacs prefer him to Mozart...Which is my case, obviously...
And it is particularly true for his keyboard sonatas...And the *Sonata n°31* (1770) *HOB XVI* / *31 in A flat major*...Not to be confused with Hob XVI/31 in E major...
It is one of the most played...At the beginning, the harpsichord seems to have been the rule...Remain the recurrent problem of the instrument : harpsichord ?...Piaonforte ?...Clavichord ? (no version currently in the catalog, to my knowledge)...Piano ?...To each his own, eh...
*Zoltan KOCSIS* (Hugaroton 1970)...no repeats in the adagio, nevertheless one of the slowest of my discography...But very well held...
Date given as 1973-1975 in the Hungaraton CD. Do you have a source for 1970 being the correct date?
*Ivo POGORELICH* (DG 1991)...Lively but mannered...Nuanced...Lightness of the lines...And all the observed repeats...
*Sviatoslav RICHTER* (Live Classics)...Obvious...Nuanced...Fluid...For me a MUST...
*Catherin COLLARD* (Lyrinx 1992)...Magnificent...Collard has always been a great interpreter of Haydn (and Schumann !)...To be known...
My choices ?...*RICHTER* and *BAVOUZET*
Thank you for having read me once again to the end !...
Have you heard Ts'ong Fou, Charles Rosen, Kathleen Long, or Lili Kraus?
MELMOTH
2021-04-06 16:31:47 UTC
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Have you heard Ts'ong Fou, Charles Rosen, Kathleen Long, or Lili Kraus?
I put aside Fou T'Song and Kraus...
I don't know the other two...
MELMOTH
2021-04-06 16:48:14 UTC
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Date given as 1973-1975 in the Hungaraton CD. Do you have a source for 1970
being the correct date?
YOU ar rignt, dear...
MELMOTH
2021-04-06 16:49:05 UTC
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Date given as 1973-1975 in the Hungaraton CD. Do you have a source for
1970 being the correct date?
YOU are right, dear...

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