Haydn 3 Sonatas
Melodiya, 2018

Haydn 3 Sonatas
Haydn :
Sonata n° 31 in A flat major Hob. XVI:46
Sonata n° 30 in D major Hob XVI:19
Sonata n° 62 in E flat major Hob. XVI:52

Arthur Ancelle, piano

Recorded at the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory
Sound Engineer : Maria Soboleva

The anecdote : Arthur Ancelle breaks the traditions of playing Haydn music for keyboard by getting back to the narrative writing of this music.

Piano Forum (Russia) - October 2018

Anna Vinogradova

"the exceptional level of interpretation and the irreproachable musical taste of the pianist do not spoil the integrity of the image: they "color" it more (...) We also want to emphasize the flexibility and the naturalness of the phrasing, the attention paid to the silences that allow the entire musical fabric to "breathe", subtly highlighting the individuality of each new theme and its smallest changes, as well as the keen attention of the pianist brought to polyphony. (...) The second solo album of Arthur Ancelle, monographic this time, clearly pursues the line of research he started with the Ballades de Chopin and the works of Dutilleux (2015), and demonstrates the maturity and depth of a musician of great intelligence and brilliant humor."


Jean-Charles Hoffelé

« the French pianist plays clear but deep in the keyboard, transforms the eccentricities in disarming confidences, opening the doors of a secret garden which he traverses with a brio tinged with tenderness. Magnificent album that calls for more. »


Lucas Irom

« The finesse of intention with which the French pianist approaches the keyboard of the Viennese forces admiration." The approach is of great intelligence: it knows how to renew our perception of the composer, one of the most facetious and most refined . »