Most performances of these delightful works replace the flute with violin as part of larger surveys of Haydn’s complete piano trios, but the flute originals (if such they are) work excellently. Indeed, the brighter tone of the flute in contrast to that of the piano and cello gives the various melodic lines an even greater feeling of independence (even the cello, go figure). The performances are vital and full of Haydnesque high spirits. Grodd’s flute is balanced a touch closely, but his tone can take the exposure, and Hinterhuber’s keyboard work really sparkles in the allegros. He uses a Bösendorfer instrument but scales his tone in a way that is appropriate to the idiom. This disc makes a fine supplement to the more usual sets ofRead more Haydn piano trios.
Haydn, the trendsetter with many followersJuly 15, 2012By S Cohenroellvaneyck (SOUTH WENTWORTHVILLE, NSW)See All My Reviews"A surprising scintillating beginning. One could think it was from WA Mozart or Bellini with such warm sounding flute music. However it was they who followed him The musical pieces here can be regarded as examples how to compose or as how to arrange sequences of fast and slow pieces or how to entertain Uncomplicated music to ease the mind of listeners, always "papa Haydn" to his contemporary admirers And still going "Report Abuse