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Haydn: Piano Trios, Hob. XV Nos. 14, 18, 21, 26 & 31 / Trio Wanderer


Release Date: 05/18/2018 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902321  
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wanderer Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


The great popularity of the piano trio enabled Haydn to explore countless formal and harmonic experiments; while the keyboard remains the central element in the musical structure, the strings give the discourse a subtle colouration, and the violin is often assigned independent musical ideas. This elegant three-way dialogue, conducted here by the Trio Wanderer, is as impressive for its originality as for its supreme stylistic virtuosity. Haydn was a past master at this little game, and still remains so centuries later!

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REVIEW:

These are beautifully played performances. There is enough clarity around each instrument to make every line
Read more audible, the sparer textures of the Classical trio style help greatly in this respect. It’s a treat to hear Haydn trios played with such care for their sound and texture.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A flat major, H 15 no 14 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wanderer Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A major, H 15 no 18 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wanderer Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, H 15 no 21 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wanderer Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
4.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in F sharp minor, H 15 no 26 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wanderer Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
5.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in E flat minor, H 15 no 31 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wanderer Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 

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