An very enjoyable performance of one of the deservedly famous Haydn's sonatas.
Thanks very much for listening and for the compliment, Alfonzo.
On a general level, my only nag is that it maybe lacks a bit of humour, which is so distinctive in much of the Haydnian output.
Yes, sometimes I think my playing can be tight, something I'm trying to work on. Recently, I've been doing a lot of the Cortot exercises, which I hadn't done in years, and I've found that has helped a lot.
The first one is in the first movement at bars 51-52 and 148-149 , when you sort of slur the forte statements instead of, so to speak, uttering them loud and clear.
An interesting point. I wasn't satisfied with those measures either; for some reason I found it easy to rush, perhaps in part because they're at the end of the exposition and recapitulation when I'm a bit tired and nervous
I think in retrospect, as you imply, it would be to good to pronounce them more forcefully and accent them but not exactly legato, more of a non-legato, and this would also help prevent rushing.
The second one is about the rests in the third movement, as in bar 5 and 7, which you play for a longer value, and crumbling the phrase as a result.
Right. Good point.
Thanks again for the comments, Alfonzo.