Roman Rabinovich – born in Uzbekistan and raised in Israel, and an alumnus of both Juilliard and Curtis – has started a Haydn piano sonata cycle for First Hand Records. The first volume has been warmly received and Rabinovich is gaining a reputation for his Haydn, so a Wigmore Hall recital provided a good opportunity to catch up with the pianist in London and talk about his passion for the composer's piano music. Gramophone's Editor-in-Chief James Jolly met him at Durrants Hotel to talk about this still under-explored part of Haydn's vast output.
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