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Offline cziffra

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Geoffrey Lancaster plays Haydn
on: January 20, 2004, 06:42:33 PM
Has anyone heard of or have this cd?  it is simply SPECTACULAR!  before i had this cd, i didn't like haydn- now i LOVE him.  NO other cd EVER has been able to so radically transform my own opinions.

lancaster has recorded all of haydn's piano sonatas on an historic fortepiano, and the way he plays is brilliant.  he's a world authority, basically, on old instruments and musicology, and the book he's provided, (some 20 pages, all in english) covers many aspects of the music and performance practices of the time.

he's a very skilled musician too- he knows exactly what he wants to achieve and there's nothing getting in his way to prevent him getting it- every phrase has it's place, it's almost like it's being sung.  every sonata has been carefully thought out and the structure of every section is so easily heard by the way he plays it makes it all so logical and clear.  

and the fortepiano is an amazing blend of harpsichord and piano- i think it combines the best of both intsruments, the fire of the harpsichord with the iron-clad meatiness of the piano.  i want one!

and i want more geoffrey lancaster!

(p.s, by "this cd" i'm referring to the two disc set with sonata no 60 in it.)
What it all comes down to is that one does not play the piano with one’s fingers; one plays the piano with one’s mind.-  Glenn Gould

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Re: Geoffrey Lancaster plays Haydn
Reply #1 on: January 21, 2004, 04:52:39 PM
just bringing this to the top of the board so someone will RESPOND
What it all comes down to is that one does not play the piano with one’s fingers; one plays the piano with one’s mind.-  Glenn Gould
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