Haydn: Concertini and Divertimenti

Haydn: Concertini and Divertimenti
Composer Franz Joseph Haydn
Artist L’Arte dell’Arco
Elisa Imbalzano violin
Luigi Puxeddu cello
Roberto Loreggian harpsichord
Federico Guglielmo violin and concert master
Format 1 CD
Cat. number 94004
EAN code 5028421940045
Release August 2009

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The piano trios and string quartets dominate Joseph Haydn’s chamber music output. However, there is a sizeable body of work that falls outside these forms. The concertini and divertimenti all date from early in his career, and from the Morzin period, 1757-60. The piano dominates the scene, and the strings generally have to be content with routine accompanying roles. In some respects these are keyboard sonatas with string accompaniments. The divertimenti do provide the violin with more opportunities to partner up as an equal to the keyboard. They were probably composed as ‘Tafelmusik’ or for Prince Morzin’s family and friends to play along to.

As is typical of Haydn, he lavished as much care on these works as he did on his symphonies, concertos and masses. There are some wonderful moments in these works, and they should not be dismissed as second class Haydn – such a thing just does not exist.

Other information:
- Recorded in February 2008, on period instruments.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Concertino C-dur Hob.XIV :11: Moderato
  2. Concertino C-dur Hob.XIV :11: Adagio
  3. Concertino C-dur Hob.XIV :11: Allegro
  4. Concertino C-dur Hob.XIV :12: Allegro
  5. Concertino C-dur Hob.XIV :12: Adagio
  6. Concertino C-dur Hob.XIV :12: Finale (Allegro)
  7. Concertino G-dur Hob. XIV :13: Allegro moderato
  8. Concertino G-dur Hob. XIV :13: Adagio
  9. Concertino G-dur Hob. XIV :13: Finale (Presto)
  10. Concertino F-dur Hob.XVIII :F2: Moderato
  11. Concertino F-dur Hob.XVIII :F2: Adagio
  12. Concertino F-dur Hob.XVIII :F2: Allegro assai
  13. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : 4: (Allegro)
  14. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : 4: Menuet – Trio
  15. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : 4: Finale (Allegro)
  16. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV:3: Allegro moderato
  17. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV:3: Menuet – Trio
  18. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV:3: Finale (Allegro molto)
  19. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : 7: Allegro moderato
  20. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : 7: Menuet – Trio
  21. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : 7: Finale (Presto)
  22. Divertimento in F XIV : 9: Allegro
  23. Divertimento in F XIV : 9: Menuet – Trio
  24. Divertimento in F XIV : 9: Finale (Allegro molto)
  25. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : 8: Allegro moderato
  26. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : 8: Menuet – Trio
  27. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : 8: Finale (Scherzo)
  28. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : C2: Allegro moderato
  29. Divertimento in C Hob. XIV : C2: Menuet