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Haydn: 6 Sonatas for Violin and Viola, Hob. VI:1-6

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    • Composer: Joseph Haydn
    • Editors: Andreas Friesenhagen, Ulrich Mazurowicz
    • Format: Score & Set of Parts
    • Instrumentation: Violin, Viola
    • ISMN: 979-020180216-9
    • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    • Pages: 98
    • Urtext / Critical Edition

    The title "Solo per il Violino" which Haydn gave these sonatas in his "Entwurf-Katalog" (the handwritten catalogue he maintained of his own works), already gives us an indication: it is only the violin which is treated as a solo instrument in these six sonatas – the viola has an accompanying role. Haydn might have written these "soli" for himself; but they also might have been for Luigi Tomasini, the "first violinist" at Esterházy's court. Today, these duos enjoy great popularity, particularly for teaching purposes.

  • Contains the following pieces:
    • Sonata in F Major, Hob. VI:1
    • Sonata in A Major, Hob. VI:2
    • Sonata in B-flat Major, Hob. VI:3
    • Sonata in D Major, Hob. VI:4
    • Sonata in E-flat Major, Hob. VI:5
    • Sonata in C Major, Hob. VI:6