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Haydn: Six Sonatas for Violin and Viola / Guglielmo, Piva

Haydn / Guglielmo / Piva
Release Date: 05/28/2013 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94476   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Federico GuglielmoMassimo Piva
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These unique works -- the only ones for violin and viola in Haydn's oeuvre -- are thought to have been written in the late 1760s or early 1770s, the period during which the composer was employed at the Esterházy court. Little is known about the circumstances of their composition, but most of Haydn's works for violin at this time were intended for the leader of the court chapel, Luigi Tomasini. The pieces certainly tend towards being solo compositions for the violin, which is accorded the bulk of the melodic interest, with an obbligato viola part providing the harmonic support. These unique works -- the only ones for violin and viola in Haydn's oeuvre -- are thought to have been written in the late 1760s or early 1770s, the period during which the composer was employed at the Esterházy court. Little is known about the circumstances of their composition, but most of Haydn's works for violin at this time were intended for the leader of the court chapel, Luigi Tomasini. The pieces certainly tend towards being solo compositions for the violin, which is accorded the bulk of the melodic interest, with an obbligato viola part providing the harmonic support. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Duo for Violin and Viola no 6 in C major, H 6 no 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Federico Guglielmo (Violin), Massimo Piva (Viola)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Duo for Violin and Viola no 5 in E flat major, H 6 no 5 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Federico Guglielmo (Violin), Massimo Piva (Viola)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
3.
Duo for Violin and Viola no 4 in D major, H 6 no 4 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Federico Guglielmo (Violin), Massimo Piva (Viola)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
4.
Duo for Violin and Viola no 3 in B flat major, H 6 no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Federico Guglielmo (Violin), Massimo Piva (Viola)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
5.
Duo for Violin and Viola no 2 in A major, H 6 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Federico Guglielmo (Violin), Massimo Piva (Viola)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
6.
Duo for Violin and Viola no 1 in F major, H 6 no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Federico Guglielmo (Violin), Massimo Piva (Viola)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777; Eszterhazá, Hungary 

Sound Samples

Duo for Violin and Viola No. 1 in F Major, Hob.VI:1: I. Allegro moderato
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 1 in F Major, Hob.VI:1: II. Adagio e sostenuto
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 1 in F Major, Hob.VI:1: III. Tempo di menuet
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 2 in A Major, Hob.VI:2: I. Allegro moderato
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 2 in A Major, Hob.VI:2: II. Adagio
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 2 in A Major, Hob.VI:2: III. Finale: Tempo di menuet
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Hob.VI:3: I. Andante
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Hob.VI:3: II. Adagio
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Hob.VI:3: III. Menuet
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 4 in D Major, Hob.VI:4: I. Moderato
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 4 in D Major, Hob.VI:4: II. Adagio
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 4 in D Major, Hob.VI:4: III. Tempo di menuet
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Hob.VI:5: I. Moderato
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Hob.VI:5: II. Adagio
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Hob.VI:5: III. Tempo di menuet
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 6 in C Major, Hob.VI:6: I. Allegro
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 6 in C Major, Hob.VI:6: II. Adagio
Duo for Violin and Viola No. 6 in C Major, Hob.VI:6: III. Tempo di menuet

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