Presents a study of Haydn's keyboard sonatas. This title deals with Haydn's keyboard instruments and their development. It discusses performance practice and style, explains the peculiarities of Haydn's manuscripts in the context of 18th-century notation, and provides specific suggestions for playing ornaments, improvising, slurring, and dynamics.
Laszlo Somfai, former head of the Bartok Archives in Budapest and professor emeritus of musicology at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, is a leading authority on Haydn's keyboard music. Charlotte Greenspan, now an independent scholar, has taught music at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and Cornell University.