Bridge Records Catalog

Anne-Marie McDermott: Haydn Sonatas, Vol. 2
BRIDGE 9497


$ 14.99

ICON (5 stars)

 

The esteemed American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott has played concertos, recitals and chamber music in hundreds of cities in the United States, Europe and Asia. Recent collaborations include recitals with her violin partner, Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, chamber music with the piano quartet, Opus One, and concertos with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Vail, Colorado.  Ms. McDermott's upcoming recordings for Bridge include a series of Mozart concertos, and the new Poul Ruders Piano Concerto No. 3, "Paganini Variations", recorded with the Odense Symphony Orchestra.

 
"McDermott plays with tremendous wit, bringing out the geniality and humor of Haydn with great élan. She is an absolute marvel of clear articulation. When you hear her pull back ever-so-slightly on the volume, it’s as if she were directing a small orchestra, so perfect is the effect. In short, an excellent release. — The Art Music Lounge

Anne-Marie McDermott’s second release for Bridge devoted to Haydn further testifies her masterful affinity for the composer’s style, as well as her ability convey a specific character for every movement in each work.” - Gramophone


McDermott’s got sublime technique. To hear the ‘roots’ of Beethoven and lots that came after, listen here; there are even hints of what would be boogie-woogie and rock & roll piano amid the unfolding tapestries of simple elegance. Classical fans and neophytes: Here’s one you can agree on.” - ICON (5 stars)


Ingenious programming on McDermott’s part, this combination of sonatas shows the pianist and Haydn at their best, with a magnificent variety of drama and personality.” - Clavier Companion


The immediately arresting thing about McDermott’s playing is her speed and clarity. Her fast tempos are as quick as most performers can manage, yet entirely without loss of articulation. Her phrasings are impeccable and artfully crafted to lift in all the most effective places. Even more interesting is the way she brings a kind of retro-romance to Haydn. It’s a beautiful and fresh approach by a supremely gifted pianist who needs to be more widely heard.” - theWholeNote



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Sonata in C major, Hoboken XVI:48

I. Andante con espressione

II. Presto

Sonata in G major, Hoboken XVI: 39

I. Allegro con brio

II. Adagio

III. Prestissimo

Sonata in A flat major, Hoboken XVI: 46

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Presto

Sonata in D major, Hoboken XVI: 37

I. Allegro con brio

II. Largo e sostenuto

III. Finale - Presto ma non troppo

BRIDGE 9497

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9438A/B, 9403, 9359, 9298A/C, 9252