Day 138: Yawn

HaydnCD138Today’s CD features six more Piano Sonatas, this time performed by Ursula Dutschler on fortepiano.

I’m not sure what it is. But I’m not as wowed as I was the first two days I listened to Haydn’s piano sonatas.

I don’t know if it’s Haydn’s compositions, or Ms. Dutschler’s performance of them.

Whatever it is, I’m underwhelmed.

Which means I cannot award this particular CD FAVORITE! status. At best, these compositions earn a large, open-mouthed “Yawn.”

One track stood out for a good reason – #4, which was a brisk, fleet-fingered, high-melody piece that sounded different from everything around it.

One track stood out for a bad reason – #11, which sounded like Continue reading