Paul Galbraith Plays Haydn Sonatas
Paul Galbraith, 8-string guitar

Although the classical guitar community has long been familiar with the artistry of Delos recording artist Paul Galbraith, it took the release of his Grammy-nominated 1998 CD Paul Galbraith Plays Bach to catapult him to the critical favorite he is today. And it’s not just the critics who celebrate the skill of this remarkable guitarist: Paul’s initial CD debuted on the Billboard Classical Chart and remains a sales powerhouse to this day. Delos is proud to offer Paul’s next solo release: Paul Galbraith Plays Haydn. Critics and fans were amazed by Paul’s deep knowledge and original interpretations of the violin sonatas of J.S. Bach on his previous CD – they’ll be equally impressed by the freshness and new insights he brings to Haydn’s Piano Sonatas. Paul has been working on transcriptions of these works since his teen-age years (when he used a six-string instrument), and the time that he spent with these pieces is wonderfully evident in this new release. As in his Bach CD, all transcriptions are by Paul, for his eight-string guitar.

Franz Joseph Haydn: 
  • Sonata for Piano in A-Flat, Hob. XVI: 46;
  • Sonata for Piano in B-Flat, Hob. XVI: 2;
  • Sonata for Piano in F, Hob. XIX: 47;
  • Sonata for Piano in G Minor, Hob. XVI: 44