Haydn, Franz Joseph – Six Baryton Trios for Trombone and Piano
Haydn composed over 100 compositions, each in three movements, for his wealthy employer Nicolas Esterhazy, who played the six-string instrument called a Baryton, which in shape looked much like our modern day cello, but, of course, with six rather the cello four strings. His original scores were composed of three lines: the solo part, an inner “filler” part for viola and a bass part. These transcriptions were created to give the solo trombonist an experience with “classical” music.
The music is in an elegant style and a joy to perform as arranged by Mr. Trevarthen.
The six works included in the collection are as follows:
• No. 2 in G (Theme and Variations)
• No. 26 in F
• No. 49 in F
• No. 55 in F
• No. 77 in F
• No. 95 in B-flat