"Timothy Steeves, known for his six recordings with violinist Nancy Dahl as Duo Concertante, has now released his first solo disc, Haydn Sonatas.
Steeves plays with great clarity… He has a touch that demonstrates impressive control of tonal colouring, so important in the slow movements of the sonatas. The Adagio of the Sonata in A-Flat Major Hob.XVI:46 is an example of how Steeves gives the middle register a lovely dark sound while it supports a brighter upper voice….
Steeves’ affection for Haydn is obvious and makes this a recording worth having."
– The Wholenote, Summer 2016.
"Franz Joseph Haydn has always been one of my favourite composers. I am also inspired by his legacy as a beloved mentor and the profound influence he had on the music of his time. He was a ground breaking, unique and ingenious composer.
These three sonatas show the wide range of his deep reservoir of creativity – from the Baroque-like style of the Largo of the B-flat sonata, and the breathtaking beauty of the Adagio of the A-flat sonata, to the drive and passion of the C minor sonata’s Finale." - Timothy Steeves
Timothy Steeves is best known as one half of the acclaimed Duo Concertante, with violinist Nancy Dahn. With the duo he tours regularly across North American. The Duo has released seven acclaimed CDs, including Beethoven: Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano, which received rave reviews from the international press.
Catalog: MAR 469
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Sonata in B-flat major, Hob. XVI: 2
1. I Moderato
2. II Largo
3. III Menuet (Listen)
4. I Allegro moderato
5. II Adagio
6. III Finale: Presto
Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI: 20
7. I Allegro moderato
8. II Andante con moto
9. III Allegro
Total playing time: 59:54