Jeno Jandó (piano)
The variety and boldness of invention found in Haydn’s piano sonatas are rewarded by Jeno Jandó’s “no-nonsense, down-to-earth vivacity” (BBC Music Magazine) in this boxed set.
Eminently collectable as the series has been, it is now presented complete. ¬ These sonatas give a more continuous and unified portrait of Haydn’s musical development than any other part of his output and as such form one of the greatest treasure troves in the history of music.
“Jandó uses a modern piano, making full use of its wide dynamic range and potential for tonal variety, and very persuasive he is too…. Still, every note is in place, clear and unsmudged, helped along by Naxos’s crystal sound. The disc is notable for its refined playing and for Jandó’s unfailing sense of the music’s architecture.” BBC Music Magazine on 8.550657, Haydn Sonatas 59-62
“As ever, Naxos's fluent and biddable house pianist gives a very fair idea of the terrain. These are highly accomplished performances that will appeal.” BBC Music Magazine on 8.553099