[ Warner Classics / 10 CD Box Set ]
Release Date: Monday 5 March 2018
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"The Viennese oracle on the core literature of Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms," is how The Philadelphia Inquirer has described the pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, while Huffington Post has praised him for "perfect phrasing, magnificent technique and an unparalleled love of his instrument". Renowned for his meticulous study of musical sources, he here performs Haydn's complete piano sonatas - captivating works which prove that Haydn deserves to be known as 'the father of the piano sonata', not just 'the father of the symphony'. His sonatas exercised a decisive influence on Beethoven, the composer with whom Buchbinder is identified above all.
"Rudolf Buchbinder is firmly established as one of the most important pianists on the international scene, he is a regular guest of renowned orchestras and has collaborated with the world's most distinguished conductors.
He has over 100 recordings to his credit, including the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas, the complete Beethoven concertos, the complete Mozart piano concertos, all of Haydn's works for piano, both Brahms concertos, and all of the rarely-performed Diabelli Variations collection written by 50 Austrian composers. The 18-disc set of Haydn's works from which this set of sonatas is drawn, earned him the Grand Prix du Disque.
Buchbinder is the founding artistic director of the Grafenegg Music Festival, a major international music festival near Vienna which launched in August 2007. An insightful musician's musician as well as a much sought after pianist, Rudolf Buchbinder has taught piano at the Basel Academy of Music." ArkivMusic