Franz Joseph Haydn used a new musical language to invent the symphony, the concerto, the string quartet, the piano trio, and the piano sonata.
Our Haydn festival – featuring today’s most thrilling Haydn pianist — begins with the premise that Haydn is the least understood of the major Classical composers, bristling with rhythmic euphoria and spur-of-the-moment invention.
“A level of technical perfection allied to vigorous intellectual
curiosity and the probing instincts of a distinguished performer
[all of which] have never before been brought to bear
so acutely and consistently”
– Gramophone Magazine on Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s landmark recording of the complete Haydn keyboard sonatas.
PCE’s Joe Horowitz describes the Haydn Festival:
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
PCE conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Haydn: Piano Sonatas TBA
Haydn: Piano Concerto in D
Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
Haydn recital by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet: Sonatas Nos. 31, 39, 53, 59 (with commentary)
To hear Jean-Efflam Bavouzet play Haydn: