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Haydn: Baryton Divertimenti
Franz Joseph Haydn, Loretta O'Sullivan, Haydn Baryton Trio
Haydn: Baryton Divertimenti
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Franz Joseph Haydn, Loretta O'Sullivan, Haydn Baryton Trio, David Miller, John Hsu
Title: Haydn: Baryton Divertimenti
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Dorian Recordings
Release Date: 6/18/1996
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Strings
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 053479023322

CD Reviews

A gem - glowing and bright.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you have never heard of a baryton, it is a six-stringed cello-like instrument (but with no pin) that has strings in the back of the neck which are plucked like a harp. This CD features John Hsu, a professor of music at Cornell University, and one of the world's premiere baryton players. You owe it to yourself to hear this warm and lyrical CD. And, if anyone ever asks you in what musical form did Haydn write the most works, don't make the mistake of replying "symphonies." Show your mastery of obscure classical music trivia and say "baryton trios!""
Andrew Baumann | Chicago, IL | 07/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD took my breath away. Haydn's baryton trios are full of the same beautiful, and occasionally witty, melodies as his other music, but the sound is unlike anything else I've ever heard. The reason is that these trios are played by a baryton (which sounds similar to a cello or viola da gamba), a viola, and a cello; as a result, the overall sound is deeper, richer, and more mellow than chamber music including violins or other higher-pitched instruments. The performances on this CD are impeccable, and the recording quality is as good as it gets. If the Barytone Trio were to record ALL of Haydn's music for barytone (well over a hundred compositions), one would simply never tire of listening to them. Incredible!"