Denis Kozhukhin Tours the US with New Haydn Release on Onyx Classics
Pianist Denis Kozhukhin turns to Joseph Haydn for his second release on Onyx Classics. Haydn’s piano sonatas have been unjustly neglected and yet they contain some of his most forward looking music. On Kozhukhin's recording of Sonatas Nos. 38, 29, 47 & 59 - a featured new release at WFMT Classical in Chicago - the worlds of gallant classical style rub shoulders with sturm und drang, and listeners can appreciate the influence Haydn clearly had upon his wayward and headstrong young pupil Beethoven.
Meet Kozhukhin in November, when he tours the US and signs CDs at his concerts in Chicago and Northern California.
Praise for Prokofiev. The War Sonatas:
"I've never heard so much revelatory derail in Prokofiev's triptych of dark and painful masterpieces...Kozhukhin has a way of bringing our the detail of the inner parts, or even a usually inconsequential-seeming bass line, that highlights the drama instead of distracting from it"
- 4 STARS, BBC Music Magazine