The Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI:49 is one of the masterpieces among Joseph Haydn’s sixty-or-so piano sonatas. It epitomises the Haydn sonata-type par excellence, with inner serenity and clarity, measured sobriety and – having regard to its large and richly structured opening movement – perfect form. For all that, Haydn did not neglect his feeling for individual special touches, seen here in the last movement, a graceful minuet in rococo style. The distinguished Haydn researcher Georg Feder has edited this Urtext edition; the fingerings by piano pedagogue Hans-Martin Theopold make it particularly valuable.