Archive for the ‘Haydn’ Category

Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6

May 19, 2017

51O-AQ10fML._SS500Composer: Joseph Haydn
Works: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 6
Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Haydn: Complete Piano Concertos

August 26, 2014

61I72iuc88L._SL500_AA280_Composer: Joseph Haydn
Works: Complete Piano Concertos, Vol. 4
Performer: Massimo Palumbo

Beautiful, rarely recorded music.

Haydn: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5

June 20, 2013

41DjW0TC69L._SL500_AA280_Composer: Joseph Haydn
Works: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5
Performer: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

Haydn: The Complete Early Divertimenti

January 20, 2013

ref=dp_image_z_0Composer: Joseph Haydn
Works: The Complete Early Divertimenti
Performer: Haydn Sinfonietta Wien

Haydn: Complete String Quartets

June 18, 2012

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Works: Complete String Quartets
Performer: Kodaly Quartet

Another set of Haydn’s String Quartets? I know.

The performance is so lovely I couldn’t resist. And I couldn’t resist the price of $99 for 23 cd’s worth of downloads. (BTW, iTunes price is $199, wtf).

It’s going to take me a while to listen to all these…

Haydn: Complete String Quartets

June 29, 2011

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Title: Complete String Quartets
Performer: Buchberger Quartet

Excellent recording of gorgeous music.

However. Again, I had to buy the cd’s because the complete set is only available as individual album downloads at $8.99 each. WTF.

Haydn: Baryton Trios

January 8, 2011

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Title: Baryton Trios
Performer: Esterhazy Ensemble

OK, I admit it, I bought the whole thing. I can’t resist the word “complete” so I bought the box set of Complete Baryton Trios.

The baryton is a very unusual instrument and, for the most part, sounds like a viola da gamba. Gorgeous. The music is sublime and the performance is exquisite.

The downside is that to get the whole set I had to buy the cd’s. Yes, I could have purchased each volume as a download. For $8.99 each! WTF. That’s 21 x $8.99 = $188.79 for the same music I can get on cd for around $78.00 (£49.99). Why the record company decided to offer the individual volumes as downloads but not the complete set is a mystery and a slap in the face to music buyers.

As much as I dislike buying cd’s (storage space, etc.) I bought them this time because this is something I really wanted. And I’m so glad I did.

For most people, buying a couple individual volumes is probably enough. 21+ hours of string trios are not for everyone. But for me, it’s heaven on earth.

Haydn: Complete Piano Trios

September 3, 2010

Composer: Joseph Haydn
Title: Complete Piano Trios
Performer: Beaux Arts Trio