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Haydn: Divertimentos Vol 3 / Vienna Philharmonia Trio


Release Date: 11/29/2005 
Label:  Camerata Records   Catalog #: 28043   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Tomás VinklatPeter WächterTamás Varga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although Haydn's string trios are early works, they are by no means immature. He was in his 30s when he wrote them (in the 1760s), and like all of his chamber music they are full of fantasy and good invention. The five works in this third volume of the complete trios (one disc to go) all have three movements, either adagio-allegro-minuet, or allegro-minuet-presto. The prevalence of dance music, with some of the minuets being the largest movements in the cycle, emphasizes the divertimento-like character of these pieces, with their easy lyricism and predominantly bright casts. All five works are scored for the unusual combination of two violins and cello, which probably is what has kept them from being better known.

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Read more musical quality isn't an issue. Within this seemingly restrictive format, Haydn finds plenty of variety. The presto finale of No. 17, for example, is a charming theme and variations, while the minuet of No. 19 moves forward in an affecting siciliano rhythm. As in previous volumes, the playing of the Vienna Philharmonia Trio is as sunny and congenial as the music, with the principal violin occasionally turning a touch bright. Warm sonics complete the picture. Obviously these works aren't as important as Haydn's piano trios or quartets, but they remain good, sometimes inspired music that's perfect for listening at home.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in D major, H 5 no 15 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Tomás Vinklat (Violin), Peter Wächter (Violin), Tamás Varga (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (02/20/2003 - 02/21/2003) 
2.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in C major, H 5 no 16 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Tomás Vinklat (Violin), Peter Wächter (Violin), Tamás Varga (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 15 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (02/20/2003 - 02/21/2003) 
3.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in E-flat major, H 5 no 17 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Tomás Vinklat (Violin), Peter Wächter (Violin), Tamás Varga (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
4.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in B-flat major, H 5 no 18 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Tomás Vinklat (Violin), Peter Wächter (Violin), Tamás Varga (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
5.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in E major, H 5 no 19 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Tomás Vinklat (Violin), Peter Wächter (Violin), Tamás Varga (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 14 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (02/20/2003 - 02/21/2003) 
6.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in E-flat major, H 5 no 17 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Tamás Varga (Cello), Tomás Vinklat (Violin), Peter Wächter (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 14 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (02/20/2003 - 02/21/2003) 
7.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in B-flat major, H 5 no 18 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Wächter (Violin), Tamás Varga (Cello), Tomás Vinklat (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Venue:  Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 14 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (02/20/2003 - 02/21/2003) 

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