Wednesday, October 25, 2017
The New York Times has a collage by Joshua Barone, “Hear the Martha Argerich recordings that inspired 8 young pianists”.
One of them is Bartok’s Piano Concerto #3 (the very end was completed by Szery).
Other works include the Lizst B Minor Sonata (an inspiration to d’Albert), Schumann’s “Kreisleriana” and “Kinderszenen”, and particularly Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto #3 in C.
Friday, October 06, 2017
Here’s a 15-minute Haydn Piano Sonata in a Minor Key, C Minor, #20, as played by Charles Rosen.
There is a typical drop-roll figuration the base at the beginning.
The music sometimes predicts early Beethoven more than it would resemble Mozart. Some scholars give Haydn credit for inventing the idea of a real “development” section in a Sonata structure.
The slow movement sounds like it is in G. Note the abrupt ending of the finale.
There is a Haydn Sonata in C# Minor that I remember learning as a teen, with a middle scherzo in A Major and a Minuet as a curious finale.
Here’s a comparison of Haydn and Mozart.