These second movements – (the “slow” movements) – in Haydn’s Piano Concertos; are thoughtful, introspective, gentle and seductive! – Just my cuppa tea! Some of Mozart’s piano concertos are very close in structure and feeling – almost like ‘twin compositions.’ However, Mozart is usually regarded as the ‘greater’ – for his depth and complexity.
(*** See the Post: “Good Buddies – Mozart and Haydn”***)
Hmmm … I wonder. Sometimes Haydn’s simplicity and directness seem easier on the ears and just as beatific.
This is a LONG long playing selection. First you’ll hear the piano Concerto in F, Hob. XVIII/F2 … followed by the second movements of the following Piano Concertos: 3,4,5,9 and 11
Haydn long play