When Christa Landon presented the first printed version of her edition of Joseph Haydn's piano sonatas, Haydn's sonata oeuvre was still overshadowed by the works of Mozart and Beethoven. Since then, Haydn's sonatas have progressed from the teaching rooms to the concert halls and Landon's edition has played a crucial role in that process. Since the Haydn anniversary in 2009 this 'legendary' edition has been thoroughly revised for, over the course of more than forty years, new sources have come to light and questions of authenticity have been resolved, not least because the editorial principles for 18th-century music have changed considerably. The new edition is published in four volumes, the content of each volume being compatible with the volumes of the previous edition. Volume 3 of the new edition comprises the 17 sonatas Hob. XVI:21-32 and Hob. XVI:35-39 contained in Vol. 2 of the previous Wiener Urtext edition, including popular works for music lessons such as Hob. XVI:27, 35 and 37. In the Notes on Interpretation, Robert D. Levin explains important aspects of Haydn's performance practice and, with the help of numerous examples, shows possibilities to embellish the pauses frequently used by Haydn.
Actualisation de l'Edition Haydn légendaire de Christa Landon "Sous évaluation des recherches scientifiques les plus jeunes "En nouveau format de texte musical agréable à lire "Conseils d'interprétation détaillés de Robert D. Levin expliquent la pratique d'exécution d'Haydn "Avec des notes critiques dans la partition
These are faultless, exquisite, essential Urtext books. (...) The updated introductions and a fabulous essay on correct interpretation by renowned Haydn expert Robert D. Levin are enough incentive to buy these volumes to replace your old ones. The music looks perfect on the page, uncluttered, clean. Piano Magazine 12/2009
Cette œuvre virtuose, apogée de la forme variation chez le compositeur, impressionna Wagner qui y voyait, à juste titre, l'écho de l'orchestre symphonique. Là encore, cette publication présente longuement la genèse de la partition, s'attardant sur le choix des indications de doigtés et de nuances.
Pianiste Nr. 69, Jul/Aug 2011