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HAYDN: Piano Variations

Composer(s):Haydn, Franz Joseph
Artist(s) Jando, Jeno, piano • Kollar, Zsuzsa, piano
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.553972
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99



Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

A fascinatingly diverting disc in all respects. The engaging if over-long piano duet, Il Maestro lo Scolare (with the two-part dialogue nicely separated on a single piano in the recording) was transcribed from a baryton trio in 1766/8. It opens with an echo of Handel’s Harmonious Blacksmith and (obviously a teacher-pupil exercise) gets progressively more difficult. The closing section is a Minuet—from Haydn’s String Quartet No. 20, Op. 9/2, while the Capriccio takes a folk song as its basis with the unlikely title of Acht Sauschnider müssen sein (‘It takes eight to castrate a boar’) and the variations on the famous Emperor theme are a transcription of the slow movement of the string quartet with that


Review By ,Record Geijutsu,April 2006



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