Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 20, 34, 51 & 52 Paul Lewis

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Album-Release:
2021

HRA-Release:
10.09.2021

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Paul Lewis

Composer: Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

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  • Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20:
  • 1Haydn: Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20: I. Moderato10:43
  • 2Haydn: Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20: II. Andante con moto09:33
  • 3Haydn: Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI:20: III. Finale. Allegro06:53
  • Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:52:
  • 4Haydn: Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:52: I. Allegro moderato08:06
  • 5Haydn: Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:52: II. Adagio06:30
  • 6Haydn: Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:52: III. Finale. Presto05:47
  • Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI:34:
  • 7Haydn: Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI:34: I. Presto06:00
  • 8Haydn: Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI:34: II. Adagio04:47
  • 9Haydn: Sonata in E Minor, Hob. XVI:34: III. Finale. Molto vivace03:35
  • Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:51:
  • 10Haydn: Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:51: I. Andante03:44
  • 11Haydn: Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:51: II. Finale. Presto01:59
  • Total Runtime01:07:37

Info for Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 20, 34, 51 & 52



In 2018, Paul Lewis embarked on an exploration of one of the richest bodies of work of the Classical era: the keyboard sonatas of Haydn.

For his second volume, the British pianist tackles some of the most remarkable pieces in this vast oeuvre: the exceptionally concise Sonata in D major Hob. XVI:51, for example, which is surprisingly pre-Romantic (Schubert is not far off), or the celebrated Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI:52, with which Haydn conferred well-nigh symphonic dimensions on the keyboard sonata for the very first time.

Paul Lewis, piano


Paul Lewis
is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His recent cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire. His numerous awards have included the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year, two Edison awards, three Gramophone awards, the Diapason D'or de l'Annee, the Preis Der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Premio Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and the South Bank Show Classical Music award. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Southampton.

He performs regularly as soloist with the world's great orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony, Bavarian Radio Symphony, NHK Symphony, New York Philharmonic, LA Philharmonic, and the Royal Concertgebouw, Tonhalle Zurich, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Philharmonia, and Mahler Chamber Orchestras, in collaboration with such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Stephane Deneve, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Bernard Haitink, Pablo Heras-Casado, Daniel Harding, Paavo Järvi, Sir Charles Mackerras, Andris Nelsons, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Robin Ticciati. He is also a frequent guest at the world's most prestigious festivals, including Lucerne, Mostly Mozart (New York), Tanglewood, Schubertiade, Salzburg, Edinburgh, La Roque d’Antheron, Rheingau, Klavier Festival Ruhr, and London’s BBC Proms where in 2010 he became the first pianist to perform a complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle in one season.

Paul Lewis’ recital career takes him to venues such as London's Royal Festival Hall, Alice Tully and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Berlin Philharmonie and Konzerthaus, Tonhalle Zurich, Palau de Musica Barcelona, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Melbourne’s Recital Centre, and the Sydney Opera House.

His multi-award winning discography for Harmonia Mundi includes the complete Beethoven piano sonatas, concertos, and the Diabelli Variations, Liszt’s B minor Sonata and other late works, and all of Schubert’s major piano works from the last six years of his life, including the 3 song cycles with tenor Mark Padmore. Future recording plans include the Brahms D minor piano concerto with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding, and solo works by Mussorgsky and Schumann.

Paul Lewis studied with Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London before going on to study privately with Alfred Brendel. Along with his wife the Norwegian cellist Bjørg Lewis, he is artistic director of Midsummer Music, an annual chamber music festival held in Buckinghamshire, UK

Booklet for Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 20, 34, 51 & 52

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