A blurb for Haydn


Maybe what I love most about Haydn’s piano music is the sheer remoteness of these works.  There’s nothing that sounds even vaguely like them.  Almost as if Haydn was responding to a different strain of inspiration from the other composers in the Western tradition.  They are full of fire, but also playful and resonant.  Haydn takes you on a journey within, and you feel you understand yourself better after listening to him.  What else is the sign of a great composer if not that?