- Joseph Haydn (b. 1732 - d. 1809)
- Composition Year
- Work Movements
- 1. Allegro moderato
- Phillipe Bernold [flute], Zara Benyounes [violin], Kim Vaughan [cello]
|Composer||Joseph Haydn (b. 1732 - d. 1809)|
|Work Title||Flute Trio in D major Op.100/6|
|Work Movements||1. Allegro moderato
|Artist(s)||Phillipe Bernold [flute], Zara Benyounes [violin], Kim Vaughan [cello]|
|Performance Date||Tuesday 30th June 2015|
|Performance Venue||St. Brendan's Church, Bantry, Co Cork, Ireland|
|Recording Engineer||Richard McCullough, RTÉ lyric fm|
|Programme Note Writer||© Ian Fox|
In 1784 Haydn delivered a set of six Trios to one of his publishers William Forster under the title Six Divertimenti for three violins or flute, violin and cello. They proved very popular as a number of other publishers followed with their editions, in particular Traeg in Vienna in 1802-3, as Op.100. Haydn was quite a green composer, recycling material from earlier works in his latest compositions and this Trio is no exception. In the case of this set he borrowed music from his comic opera Il Mondo della Luna, and from one of his Baryton Trios. The baryton was a complex bass viol with separate strings for bowing and plucking; it was so tricky to play that it vanished in the early 19th century. This is a delightful three-movement work for playing among friends and other social occasions. The three brief movements are full of delightful vigour and melody, perfect occasional pieces for use at Esterhazy.
The flute starts the first movement with a cheery tune, decorating it fluently and extending it into an engaging development section. The central slow movement presents a very stately theme with impressive pauses. The mood becomes more dramatic and leads into the sparkling Finale. It bounces along merrily, full of gaiety and wit, bringing this attractive little work to a charming conclusion.