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Haydn: Divertimentos Vol 2 / Vienna Philharmonia Trio


Release Date: 01/25/2005 
Label:  Camerata Records   Catalog #: 28042   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter WächterTamás VargaTomás Vinklat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Haydn never ceases to surprise. It's always useful to remember that although his 18 string trios were composed in the 1760s, they are by no means "immature". After all, the man was in his mid-30s, and it's only in light of his later achievements that these earlier pieces strike us as less accomplished. Taken on their own merits, they are beautiful works, and just as formally ingenious as ever. No. 6, for example, begins with an actual presto-scherzo (Where did that come from?). No. 7 has only two movements (the rest have three), a moderato and a minuet, while Nos. 10 and 12 dispense with the final minuet in favor of a triple-time moderato movement. As in the previous set, the opening adagios, particularly in Nos. 10 and 11, are Read more particularly substantial--about nine minutes each--and they are also very beautiful.

All five works are in different keys (E-flat, A, F, E, and B-flat), so there is formal and tonal variety aplenty, and as with the first release in this series, they are very well played and warmly recorded. There's really no need to go into the performances in greater detail: the members of the Vienna Philharmonia Trio differentiate tempos well within each work (important with so many "moderato" and minuet movements) and always project with confidence the graciousness and poise that is the music's most conspicuous quality. These may not be as important as the sonatas, trios, quartets, and symphonies, but they are an important group of works all the same, and if you collect Haydn, you will certainly want them.

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

1.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in E flat major, H 5 no 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Wächter (Violin), Tamás Varga (Viola), Tomás Vinklat (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 9 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (12/15/2002 - 12/17/2002); Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (12/19/2002) 
2.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in A major, H 5 no 7 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Tamás Varga (Viola), Tomás Vinklat (Violin), Peter Wächter (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1765; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (12/15/2002 - 12/17/2002); Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (12/19/2002) 
3.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in F major, H 5 no 10 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Tomás Vinklat (Violin), Peter Wächter (Violin), Tamás Varga (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1767; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 20 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (12/15/2002 - 12/17/2002); Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (12/19/2002) 
4.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in E flat major, H 5 no 11 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1763; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
5.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in E major, H 5 no 12 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Wächter (Violin), Tamás Varga (Viola), Tomás Vinklat (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1767; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 22 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (12/15/2002 - 12/17/2002); Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (12/19/2002) 
6.
Trio for 2 Violins and Cello in B flat major, H 5 no 13 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Wächter (Violin), Tamás Varga (Viola), Tomás Vinklat (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonia Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1765; Austria 
Length: 15 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (12/15/2002 - 12/17/2002); Studio Baumgarten, Vienna, Austria (12/19/2002) 

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