Day 143: More Excellence From Yoshiko

HaydnCD143Today’s CD was another enjoyable journey through the creative mind of Joseph Haydn.

At least, the part of Haydn’s mind that composed piano sonatas.

Today’s performer is once again Yoshiko Kojima on fortepiano.

According to one web site,

Japanese pianist Yoshiko Kojima studied piano at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo and fortepiano at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Teacher at Tokai University and at the National University of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo.

She does a masterful job, too – especially on Track #3.

I listened to this CD three times through. Each time, my attention was riveted by Track #3, which is Movement III (“Finale: Allegro di molto”) of Piano Sonata in E Flat HOB XVI: 45.

Such fleet-fingered playing takes a great deal of skill. Also, I can’t even imagine how much black was on the page of music. All those Continue reading