Peter Allen | Haydn: Piano Sonatas and Variations

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Haydn: Piano Sonatas and Variations

by Peter Allen

Quintessential Haydn; it sparkles, it moves, it provokes.
Genre: Classical: Keyboard Music
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sonata in Eb Major, Hob. XVI: 49: I. Allegro
6:22 album only
2. Sonata in Eb Major, Hob. XVI: 49: II. Adagio e cantabile
7:17 album only
3. Sonata in Eb Major, Hob. XVI: 49: III. Finale: tempo di Minuet
3:40 album only
4. Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI: 32: I. Allegro moderato
6:27 album only
5. Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI: 32: II. Minuet
2:56 album only
6. Sonata in b minor, Hob. XVI: 32: III. Finale: Presto
3:02 album only
7. Sonata in b minor, Hob. XVI: 32: I. Andante con espressione
7:16 album only
8. Sonata in b minor, Hob. XVI: 32: II. Rondo: Presto
4:06 album only
9. Andante and Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII:6
13:50 album only
10. Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:51: I. Andante
3:55 album only
11. Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:51: II. Finale: Presto
1:59 album only
12. Sonata in Bb Major, Hob. XVI:41: I. Allegro
4:57 album only
13. Sonata in Bb Major, Hob. XVI:41: II. Allegro di molto
2:33 album only
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Album Notes
Concert pianist Peter Allen has continually delighted audiences with his power, poetry, and entirely engaging artistry. This versatile artist has performed concertos with orchestras, solo recitals, chamber music, and children’s concerts across the country. He is frequently broadcast over CBC Radio regionally and nationally. For many years he has been a regular performer with the “Music on the Hill” Concert Series at UNB Fredericton, the Scotia Festival of Music, Symphony New Brunswick, Symphony Nova Scotia, and the St. Cecilia Concert Series. Peter has also performed in most communities in the Maritimes, to rave reviews and standing ovations.

He is Professor of Piano in the Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University and is also an active composer, having fulfilled commissions from various concert presenters, including his Haligonian Rhapsody for Two Pianos, commissioned by St. Cecilia Concert Series in 2000. In 2001, his Mar Atlantico for Orchestra received its world premiere in Mexico City with the New World Orchestra who commissioned the work. Symphony Nova Scotia performed this work to critical acclaim at the National Arts Centre in April, 2002, and again in Nova Scotia January 11, 2005, recorded by the CBC. Suite for Clarinet and Strings received its world premiere in August, 2004 at the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival. The Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra commissioned Variations on the Halifax Explosion which was premiered in 2004 and this composition of Peter’s was the sole musical finalist for the Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor’s Masterwork Award. His String Quartet was premiered in 2006 at Scotia Festival of Music to a spontaneous standing ovation.

On September 27, 2008, Peter as soloist premiered his Piano Concerto titled Hurricane Juan. This composition was a CBC commission performed under the baton of Bernhard Gueller and Symphony Nova Scotia and broadcast by CBC on the actual date of the 5th year anniversary of Juan’s assault on Halifax.

Peter’s compact discs include an all-Haydn solo CD, three chamber CD’s with flutist Patricia Creighton, and a disc of piano miniatures including a series of his own Bagatelles.

Peter also conducts.

Before winning the position of Associate Professor of Piano at Dalhousie’s Department of Music, Peter was Artist in Residence for four years at the University of New Brunswick’s Centre for the Performing Arts, at Fredericton. Before that, he taught piano at Acadia University and St. Xavier University. He was staff accompanist at the Banff Centre of Performing Arts previous to his return to the Maritimes in 1993.

Peter has a BMUS from Mount Allison University, and a Masters of Music in Performance from Yale University.



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