Six Divertimenti, Hob. IV: 6-11 for Violin I (or Flute), Violin II, and Cello
Includes individual parts
Violin I: 19 pages; Violin II: 15 pages; Cello: 14 pages
Though not nearly as well-known as the "London Trios," these six delightful divertimentos are Haydn's first pieces of chamber music to expressly call for the flute. Straightforward and full of Haydn's spirit, they are a treasure trove for all lovers of music-making in the home. The stylistic variety of these cheerful pièces d'occasion surely reflects the fact that they are partly based on earlier models: Haydn's baryton trios as well as arias and other items from his opera "Il mondo della luna" ("The World on the Moon").