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

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  • Composer: Joseph Haydn
  • Editor: Andreas Friesenhagen
  • Instrumentation: Cello, Flute I, Flute II
  • ISMN: 9790201804545
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 36
  • 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.