Haydn Fantasies for John McCabe
Brown, James Francis; Fribbins, Peter; Hawkins, John; Matthews, David; Mills, Alan; Taylor, Matthew; Wood, Hugh
Seven works for piano specially commissioned by the Presteigne Festival to mark the 70th birthday of John McCabe and the bicentenary of the death of Joseph Haydn.
McCabe's name is indelibly linked with that of Haydn - not least because of the monumental and exemplary recordings of the complete Haydn Sonatas for Decca in the 1970s.
The Haydn Fantasies where first performed by Huw Watkins on August 30th 2009 at the St. Andrews Church, Presteigne.