“Haydn Sonatas” Project

Harmonia Mundi

Renowned pianist Paul Lewis is about to present a long-term project involving the complete set of Haydn sonatas for Harmonia Mundi. In the artist’s own words, “Haydn’s outrageous ability to surprise, shock, and poke fun at the listener still feels remarkably fresh in an age when ever-increasing extremes have become the norm”.

In line with the artist’s comments, we wanted to create a powerful, iconic concept to express the freshness, surprise and even humour of the music, while at the same time transmitting the values of serenity and elegance that Paul Lewis conveys so successfully. As a result, an imaginary “water piano” unifies a series of different emotions that might be adapted to the different albums covers of the series in order to transmit coherence and easy identification





IGOR Studio's video work is a musical piece first and their photography is one of the most imaginative, poetic and beautiful I’ve ever had the chance to deal with.

Christian GirardinHead of Harmonia Mundi