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HN454

Haydn: London Trios, Hob. IV:1-4

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    1. Composer: Joseph Haydn
    2. Editor: Andreas Friesenhagen
    3. Instrumentation: Flute I, Cello, Flute II
    4. ISMN: 979-020180454-5
    5. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    6. Pages: 36
    7. Urtext / Critical Edition

    London, with its bustling musical scene, always provided Haydn with welcome surroundings at a time when the flute was extraordinarily popular among English amateurs. The Earl of Abingdon, an accomplished flautist, undoubtedly enjoyed playing these entertaining trios. Abingdon was a member of Haydn's circle of acquaintances in London and a composer in his own right: a theme from one of his songs ("The Lady's Mirror") served Haydn for a set of variations in the second trio. Neither men could have foreseen the huge success that these cheerful and straightforward pieces would enjoy among music-lovers all over the world.