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The Piano Music of Haydn: A Treasure of Inexhaustible Imagination and Wit

Jeffrey Swann

The Piano Music of Haydn:  A Treasure of Inexhaustible Imagination and Wit

In his more than 60 Sonatas and other works for piano, Haydn demonstrates his amazing creativity and originality. He never repeats himself, and every work shows his special genius for the unexpected . At the same time, the works are full of an expressive and warm humanity and wonderful humor. We will examine 4 of his Sonatas and explore how this underplayed and under-appreciated master, although not himself a virtuoso pianist, offers unique opportunities to every pianist and teacher.