Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Divertimenti a tre (Barytontrios 97-126)
for baryton (viola da gamba, violine), viola and violoncello
Score and parts are available separately.
Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2009-04, source: see introduction
For his employer, Prince Esterházy, Joseph Haydn wrote 126 divertimenti à tre for baryton, viola, and violoncello, which are known by the designation “baryton trios.” Our present edition includes the twenty-eight divertimenti no. 97–126. Since the baryton part can be played on viola da gamba – in doing so, the few notes intended to be plucked can be bowed – we have included a part in alto clef. In the original, the baryton parts are in treble clef, but there is evidence that already in Haydn’s time they were also played an octave higher on the violin. We have largely dispensed with editorial additions and corrections. – We believe that our edition will help free this beautiful music from the obscurity into which it has fallen not least because of being specified for the rare baryton. See also Haydn, 24 Divertimenti a tre, G174-G178.
Errata / Addenda
The modifications and additions which are listed below have been incorporated in our print masters. Depending on the time of print they may or may not be contained in your copy.
11.07.2009 Divert. 123 Basso
G183, page 66, bar 10, IS: 6 x f sharp, SHALL BE: 6 x g.
07.01.2010 Divert. 111 Baryton
G180, page 40, bars 18 and 19, please read:
G181, page 40, bars 18 and 19, please read: