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A Companianable Composer
15 August 2015
I have the complete piano sonatas by Beethoven & Mozart but I find that these recordings of Haydn's sonatas seem to slip onto the cd player more often that I expected them to be doing so, before I became thoroughly acquainted with them. Brendel's thoughtful and considered playing reveals the genius of Haydn.. music full of vitality, of wit & of varying mood. I particularly listen to the discs when I need to relax and return to a sense of equilibrium, to the feeling that all is right with the world...even though I may know it is not! Haydn makes the very best of musical companions.
Purchasing the cds from Amazon gave me the MP3 versions as well, which makes the set of four cds very good value indeed.