Day 137: Burt van Oort Rocks!

HaydnCD137Today’s CD features five more exquisite Piano Sonatas performed by Burt van Oort on fortepiano.

My feelings about this music are the same today as they were yesterday.

In other words, I really don’t have much to say about these compositions other than “FAVORITE!” and “Do yourself a favor and listen to them!”

They are remarkable.

I’m not sure any tracks are standouts this time, though. They’re all about equal, for different reasons. The fast ones are lightning fast. The slow ones are poignant and melodic.

Mr. van Oort’s fingers are more nimble than mine will ever be. The sheet music must have been black with notes, especially those really fast notes. What are they called? I don’t know. Here’s what they look like:

HaydnSheetMusic
The fleet-fingered performer: Continue reading

Day 136: Is “Awesome” Too Lame a Word For This?

HaydnCD136Today’s CD features five exquisite Piano Sonatas performed by Burt van Oort on fortepiano.

I really don’t have much to say about these pieces other than “FAVORITE!” and “Do yourself a favor and listen to them!”

These are remarkable.

Standout tracks for me: #1, #4, #11 (astounding!).

Performer:
Burt van Oort fortepiano

What I listened to: Continue reading