Recital by Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano). Haydn: Fantasia in C, H XVII 4; Piano Sonata in G, H XVI 40; Sonata in C, H XVI 50. Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1.
Haydn Plus One. The four-part series of music by Haydn linked to that of other composers continues with fortepianist Ronald Brautigam playing Haydn's Fantasia in C, HobXVII/4, and the Sonatas in G, HobXVI/40 and in C HobXVI/50, plus Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1. Recorded at LSO St Lukes in London
Haydn: Fantasia in C, HobXVII/4
Haydn: Piano Sonata in G, HobXVI/40
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1
Haydn: Piano Sonata in C, HobXVI/50.
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
Haydn's reputation as a 'composer's composer' may not do full justice to his music's warming mixture of ingenuity, humanity and sheer attractiveness, but it accurately reflects the esteem in which he has always been held by his contemporaries and successors. This concert is the second in a series of four recorded at LSO St Lukes in London, in which compositions by him in genres in which he was a seminal figure are placed alongside works by later composers who also held those genres dear. Among those genres is the piano sonata; two of Haydn's are heard here, plus a Fantasia, alongside the confident first sonata by Beethoven, dedicated to Haydn, who had once briefly been his teacher.
They are played by Dutch fortepianist Ronald Brautigam.