Trios Hob. IV:1-4 for two Flutes and Violoncello (London Trios)
Editor: Andreas Friesenhagen
Urtext Edition, Study score, paperbound
Pages: 41 (X, 31), Size 17,0 x 24,0 cm
Order no. HN 9454 · ISMN M-2018-9454-6
London, with its bustling musical scene, always provided Haydn with welcome surroundings at a time when the flute was extraordinarily popular among English amateurs. The Earl of Abingdon, an accomplished flautist, undoubtedly enjoyed playing these entertaining trios. Abingdon was a member of Haydn’s circle of acquaintances in London and a composer in his own right: a theme from one of his songs (“The Lady’s Mirror”) served Haydn for a set of variations in the second trio. Neither men could have foreseen the huge success that these cheerful and straightforward pieces would enjoy among music-lovers all over the world.
Here is more delightful Haydn, beautifully presented in Henle’s clear, “no-frills” style. …Henle’s 17 by 24 cm ancillary study score (HN 9454) is perfectly readable - a far cry from those miniature scores that we used to pore over.
- Trio 1 in C Hob. IV:1
- Trio 2 in G Hob. IV:3
- Triosatz in G Hob. IV:4
- Andante in G Hob. IV:2