The Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI:49 is one of the masterpieces among Joseph Haydn's sixty or so piano sonatas. It epitomizes the Haydn sonata type par excellence; with inner serenity and clarity; measured sobriety and – having regard to its large and richly structured and 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.