Anne-Marie McDermott - Piano Sonatas and Concertos of Haydn

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This new recording of Haydn's two great piano concertos accompanies five of Haydn's finest piano sonatas, in brilliant performances by the American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. The G major Piano Concerto features cadenzas, composed specifically for this recording, by the leading American composer, Charles Wuorinen. Mr. Wuorinen writes: "I've long admired Anne-Marie McDermott's unsurpassed performances of Haydn. Her understanding of his music is superb and her playing of it so apt and expressive that I could not resist her invitation to provide cadenzas for one of Haydn's concerti. It was a joy to write them, and reproducing my own thoughts in the language of this ancient composer was exhilarating. It goes without saying that their realization in sound is exactly what I had intended."



Don’t walk but run for McDermott’s five sonatas. They’re incomparable.” - American Record Guide

Anne-Marie McDermott relishes Haydn’s fingery writing in this selection of sonatas and concertos, vividly inflecting phrases and taking an imaginative approach to ornaments and dynamics.” - Gramophone

McDermott's chosen tempos for most of the outer movements are fast…no matter: she has the fingers to match, and has no need to deviate from her strictness of tempo. However, the often ruminative slow movements on the sonatas are given with considerable intensity and beautifully sustained concentration, as if she is resolved to expose to the full the inherent pathos of Haydn's writing.” - International Record Review


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Franz Joseph Haydn
Disc A:
Sonata in F major, H. XVI:23
Sonata in G major, H. XVI:40
Sonata in C major, H. XVI:50
Piano Concerto in D major, H. XVIII:11

Disc B:
Sonata in E-flat major, H. XVI: 52
Sonata in C minor, H. XVI: 20
Piano Concerto in G major, H. XVIII
: 4 (cadenzas by Charles Wuorinen)

Anne-Marie McDermott, piano, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Scott Yoo, conductor

BRIDGE 9438A/B (two discs)

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