HAYDN: Piano Sonata No. 59; Piano Sonata No. 39; Piano Sonata No. 47; Piano Sonata No. 39 – Denis Kozhukhin, p. – Onyx
Youthful Russian virtuoso Kozhukhin demonstrates his tasteful prowess in the music of Haydn.
Ladies First! = Arias by HAYDN – Lisa Larsson, sop./ Combattimento Consort Amsterdam/ Jan Willem de Vriend – Challenge Classics
Larsson turns to neglected Haydn with great effect.
HAYDN: Missa in Angustiis (“Lord Nelson Mass”); Sym. No. 102 in B-flat – Mary Wilson, sop./ Abigail Fischer, mezzo-sop./ Keith Jameson, tenor/ Kevin Deas, bass-bar./ Boston Baroque/ Martin Pearlman – Linn
Not revelatory, but outstanding in every way; one of the best of the most modern recordings.
Third in a series of fine documentaries on leading composers.
HAYDN: Violin Concertos in C Major, A Major & G Major — Giuliano Carmignola, violin/ cond./ Orch. des Champs-Élysées – Archiv
Giuliano Carmignola’s recording of Haydn concertos goes right to the top of the list.
Bright-eyed and efficient performances that don’t at all slight the deeper sentiments of Haydn’s soulful largos.
HAYDN: London Symphonies Vol. 1 = Symphony No. 98 in B-flat Major; Symphony No. 97 in C Major – Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/ Ton Koopman – Challenge Classics
This is a good start to Koopman’s London Symphonies project, but be aware: it’s small-band Haydn with a vengeance.