Joseph Haydn was one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. Unfortunately for pianists of his time, it wasn't always easy to get one of his scores. Prior to his publishing deal in 1774, pianists looking to play Haydn's compositions would have had to search for a handwritten, bootlegged copy.The work we are sharing with you today is one of his first sonatas ever published, from a collection of six, and is still one of his most popular. We hope you enjoy Haydn's Sonata in F Major Hob. XVI/23, performed live at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity by 2009 Honens Prize Laureate Georgy Tchaidze. -Watch the video edition of this excerpt at honens.com/home.