Enrique Bagaría plays Haydn

Enrique Bagaría’s virtuosity and musicality is on display with this recording, which includes four of the most important and appealing keyboard sonatas by Franz Joseph Haydn. Bagaría’s refined, elegant and virtuosic performances bring to these seminal works the grandeur they deserve, while offering the listener a stunning and very personal rendition of these Haydn masterpieces.

About the artist
Winner of the María Canals International Piano Competition (Barcelona, 2006), Enrique Bagaría was born in Barcelona in 1978 and graduated in piano from the city’s Conservatorio Municipal. During his undergraduate years he also spent some time at the École Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris. He went on to postgraduate studies...
01Piano Sonata Nº 59 in E flat major, Hob. XVI: 49 - I. Allegro10:28
02Piano Sonata Nº 59 in E flat major, Hob. XVI: 49 - II. Adagio e cantabile7:39
03Piano Sonata Nº 59 in E flat major, Hob. XVI: 49 - III. Finale: Tempo di minuet4:07
04Piano Sonata Nº 33 in C minor, Hob. XVI: 20 - I. Moderato10:32
05Piano Sonata Nº 33 in C minor, Hob. XVI: 20 - II. Andante con moto5:37
06Piano Sonata Nº 33 in C minor, Hob. XVI: 20 - III. Finale: Allegro6:46
07Piano Sonata Nº 31 in A flat major, Hob. XVI: 46 - I. Allegro moderato10:42
08Piano Sonata Nº 31 in A flat major, Hob. XVI: 46 - II. Adagio7:29
09Piano Sonata Nº 31 in A flat major, Hob. XVI: 46 - III. Finale: Presto4:23
10Piano Sonata Nº 47 in B minor, Hob. XVI: 32 - I. Allegro moderato6:47
11Piano Sonata Nº 47 in B minor, Hob. XVI: 32 - II. Menuet3:26
12Piano Sonata Nº 47 in B minor, Hob. XVI: 32 - III. Finale: Presto4:41
«Attention to detail, balanced rhetoric, dynamic finesse.»
By Aart van der Wal, Opusklassiek © 2016
«Highly recommended.»
By John Miller, HRAudio.net © 2016
«A first rate Haydn advocate.»
By Adrian Quanjer, HRAudio.net © 2016
«El resultado es tan estimulante como sobresaliente.»
By Santi Riu, Revista Segarra © 2016
«Uno de los mejores pianistas de la nueva generación.»
By Jorge de Persia, La Vanguardia © 2016
«A real musical adventure.»
By Alain Steffen, Pizzicato © 2016
«A buoyant Haydn recital.»
By Fritz Balwit, Audiophile Audition © 2016
«Very likeable performances, superbly recorded.»
By Dan Morgan, MusicWeb International © 2017
FormatSACD & download versions
Catalogue numberEUD-SACD-1601 (SACD version)
EUD-DR-1601 (Download versions)
Barcode8436551170152 (SACD version)
8436551170169 (Download versions)
Year2016
Recording dateJuly 14-16, 2015
LocationAuditorio de Zaragoza, Sala Luis Galve, Zaragoza, Spain
Original formatDSD256 (11.2MHz)
EquipmentNeumann U89i and Schoeps microphones; Merging Horus microphone preamplifier and AD/DA converter; Pyramix Workstation; Sennheiser headphones; Rens Heijnis custom made headphone amplifier; Neumann and Amphion speakers.