Carsten Dürer, Piano News
Two New Praising Reviews, on Audiophile Audition and French Magazine ARTAMAG'
From the review published on Audiophile Audition:
"A dazzling tour of lesser known, middle-period sonatas...outstanding disc...Ms. Yarden navigates between the fluid improvisatory passages and the famous “witty discourse” of the many clever subjects and their modulations. The latter is communicated most ably with the keenest attention to rhythmic finesse and ornamentation... the playing is stupendous"
by Fritz Balwit
And new review on Artalinna French magazine, by esteemed Paris critic Jean-Charles Hoffelé who ends his review with the sentence "this impeccable album is one of the most beautiful Haydn records I have ever heard. Run there"
New management for Benelux countries
Einav Yarden has joined the roster of New Arts Agency for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg
Fantastic new review on UK's Gramophone Magazine!
October 2016, article by Harriet Smith
"What an enterprising programme from the Israeli pianist Einav Yarden. She eschews the obvious, choosing six of Haydn’s middle-period sonatas which offer a microcosm of his endlessly varied world and she responds to each with great characterfulness. That is evident from the first sonata here, the F major (No 29), whose first movement satirically juxtaposes the most highly contrasted ideas: Yarden allows the humour to speak for itself, whereas Marc-André Hamelin tends rather to underline the jokes. Her way with the minuet finale, with its dolorous syncopated trio, is also spot-on.
She delights in the physicality of the Allegro of the D major Sonata (No 24), with its repeated-note figuration that simultaneously looks back to Scarlatti and forwards to Beethoven; its operatic D minor slow movement has a beautiful sense of line and she switches effortlessly back to freneticism as the Presto breaks in.
Every sonata seems to spring a surprise... Yarden clearly has much to say in this repertoire and she’s beautifully recorded too."