Haydn: Concerti & Divertimenti for Keyboard / Lorregian, L'Arte dell'Arco

Release Date: 2/9/2010
Catalog Number: BRI94004
Performer: Roberto Lorregian
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The piano trios and string quartets dominate Joseph Haydn's chamber music output. However, there is a sizeable body of work that falls outside this forms. The concertini and divertimenti all date from early in his career, and from the Morzin period, 1757-60. The piano dominates the scene, and the strings generally have to be content with routine accompanying roles. In some respects these are keyboard sonatas with string accompaniments. The divertimenti do provide the violin with more opportunities to partner up as an equal to the keyboard. They were probably composed as 'Tafelmusik' or for Prince Morzin's family and friends to play along to. As is typical of Haydn, he lavished as much care on these works as he did on his symphonies, concertos and masses. There are some wonderful moments in these works, and they should not be dismissed as second class Haydn -- such a thing just does not exist.

- Recording from February 2008, made on period instruments
- L'Arte dell'Arco was established in 1994, and quickly established itself as one of the major baroque ensembles performing with Cecilia Bartoli, Pieter Wispelwey and Christopher Hogwood. They have recorded for CPO, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and Brilliant Classics
Works on This Recording
1. Concertino for Harpsichord in C major, H 14 no 11 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Classical
Written: 1760 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Concertino for Harpsichord in C major, H 14 no 12 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Classical
Written: by 1772 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
3. Concertino for Harpsichord and Strings in G major, H 14 no 13 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Classical
Written: by 1767 ; Austria
4. Concerto for Keyboard in C major, H 18 no F2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1767 ; Austria
5. Divertimento in C major, H 14 no 4 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Classical
Written: 1764 ;
6. Divertimento in C major, H 14 no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1765 ;
7. Divertimento for Harpsichord and Strings in C major, H 14 no 7 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Classical
Written: by 1767 ; Austria
8. Divertimento for Harpsichord and Strings in F major, H 14 no 9 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Classical
Written: by 1767 ; Austria
9. Divertimento for Harpsichord and Strings in C major, H 14 no 8 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1768-1772 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
10. Divertimento for Harpsichord and Strings in C major, H 14 no C 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Roberto Lorregian (Keyboard)
Conductor: Roberto Lorregian
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Arte dell'Arco
Period: Classical
Written: by 1767 ; Austria
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