Released: 2 November 2018
Roman Rabinovich piano
Josef HAYDN (1732-1809)
Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1
Features original artwork by Roman Rabinovich
Piano: Steinway Model D, ‘Chantal’, serial #594337, tuned and voiced by Tali Mahanor
Listen to Roman Rabinovich talk about his Haydn’s Piano Sonata recordings with Gramophone’s Editor-in-Chief James Jolly for a Gramophone Podcast.
You can also listen to the Podcast on iTunes!
“….this first volume in what will be a complete set of the Haydn piano sonatas oeuvre is both fascinating and hugely impressive…. This ‘complete’ Haydn may oust Rudolf Buchbinder’s magisterial set as the benchmark recording” (performance ***** / recording ***** BBC Music Magazine)
“Rabinovich is up there with Bavouzet in this repertoire… Delightful.” (••••• International Piano Magazine)
“The ﬁrst two discs are a foretaste of splendours to come, with his singing cantabile in the adagio to the C major Sonata No 36 and beguiling virtuosity in Haydn’s brilliantly entertaining presto and prestissimo ﬁnales” (Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times)
“Rabinovich responds to this ever-inventive music with a broad palette of tone and touch, sweetly singing in the cantabile slow movements and with fluent dexterity in the fingery fast movements….the development of the cycle as it unfolds will, without doubt, be well worth further listening” (Gramophone)
“The energy and enthusiasm held by the artist for this music, his technical and emotive gifts, and the overall sound are all noteworthy.” (****1/2 Audaub.com)
“The spread of invention in the Haydn sonatas presented here is remarkable, and Rabinovich seems to delight in each and every turn, from the harmonic delights of the first movement of No
29 to the sweet yet almost exploratory manner of CPE Bach in the Divertimento.” (Classical Music Magazine, *****)
“This is superb playing. Exceptionally good…more please” (The Arts Desk)