Editors’ Notes Having given us a really impressive survey of Mozart’s piano sonatas, Bezuidenhout turns his attention to Haydn’s keyboard output—with even greater rewards. The first thing that strikes you here is the sound of his modern Czech copy of an 1805 Anton Walter fortepiano. With a bell-like top, a gorgeous midrange, and a rich, twangy bass, it’s ideally suited to this infinitely varied fare. Bezuidenhout celebrates the music's humanity, beauty, and wit in a brilliantly compiled program of two sonatas, a partita, and two sets of variations.

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Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Hob.XVI:20
Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Hob.XVI:20: I. Allegro moderato
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Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Hob.XVI:20: II. Andante con moto
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Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Hob.XVI:20: III. Finale. Allegro
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Variations on the theme 'Gott erhalte Franz, den Kaiser' in G Major, Hob. i, 430
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Partita in G Major, Hob. XVI:6
Partita in G Major, Hob. XVI:6: I. Allegro
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Partita in G Major, Hob. XVI:6: II. Menuet - Trio
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Partita in G Major, Hob. XVI:6: III. Adagio
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Partita in G Major, Hob. XVI:6: IV. Finale. Allegro molto
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Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:48
Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:48: I. Andante con espressione
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Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:48: II. Rondo. Presto
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Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6
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