Haydn – Three Sonatinas for viola trio


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The older I get the more I love the music of Joseph Haydn.

There are those composers who go for drama, tragedy, power, brilliance and virtuosity. But if there was ever a composer whose music can make you feel good about yourself, for me it has to be Haydn. Although speaking as a violist his parts do rather tend towards an accompanying role.

However, with these three wonderful trios I can assure you that all the players have plenty of interest to get their teeth into. Trios 1 and 2 are both in four movements, and trio 3 is in three. Absolutely perfection! 35 mins. M

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