Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) Piano Trio in G major Hob XV:25
edited by Ferdinand David [vl,vc,pno]
28 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 136 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-16038-1 | Softcover
With his approximately 40 piano trios, Joseph Haydn left a lasting mark on the development of this chamber-music genre and successfully established it as a major domain of the composer's creative output. His last works in this genre were commissioned by English publishers; the present G-major Piano Trio of 1795 owes its existence to a contract which Haydn obtained after his second journey to London. The work became particularly popular thanks to its final movement, in which Haydn incorporated touches of exotic colors to great effect. The score bears the designation "all' Ongarese" – a reference to Hungary that is found in the title "Rondo in the gypsies style" in the first printed editions (not only in England but also in Vienna). This movement was ultimately responsible for the work's nickname "Gypsy Trio."