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MELMOTH
2021-04-06 12:15:28 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...Icin
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 sz Schumann !)...To be known...

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

Thank you for having read me once again to the end !...
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2022-01-01 07:31:24 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
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...Icin
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...
*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 sz Schumann !)...To be known...
My choices ?...*RICHTER* and *BAVOUZET*
Thank you for having read me once again to the end !...
(Recent Y. upload):

Haydn - Complete Piano Sonatas (recording of the Century: Ilse von Alpenheim / NEW MASTERING)
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