After two years of recordings, the first complete edition of Joseph Haydn's works for barytone is published at the end of February, 2009. The collection of 21 CDs contains all those barytone pieces from Joseph Haydn's life-work, that remained during the centuries.
It is not widely known, but Haydn wrote more pieces for barytone, than string-quartets or symphonies.
The barytone trio was a kind of `Hausmusik' in the palace, as the prince could play on this instrument.
The complete edition contains the 120 remaining trios, one quintet and 7 octets. So all the music that was
published in the Henle music edition. Some pieces needed reconstruction, this work was made by Michael Brüssing and András Bolyki. Sometimes the score offered - in a few cases: it required - the opportunity of playing cadences, so the ensemble could not neglect this. Although these cadences were not written by Haydn, it was obvious to enroll them. A few of them were improvised during the recordings, the others were composed by the performers.
In the octets and in the quintet participates the period music Ensemble "Piccolo Concerto Wien".
Place of recording:
Esterházy castle Eisenstadt (Austria)
Dr. Walter Reicher, Intendant der Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt
Brilliant Classics, NL
J. Haydn Gesamtausgabe, edited by J. Haydn Institut, Köln, (G. Henle Verlag)
Partners and sponsors
Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt
Haydn Privatstiftung Eisenstadt
Verein zur Förderung des Werkes von J.Haydn
Schloss Esterházy Management GesmbH
The following works for Barytone by Joseph Haydn still exist :
117 Trios für Baryton, Viola und Violoncello
3 Trios für Baryton, Violine und Violoncello
4 Duos für 2 Baryton (Teilweise Rekonstruktion aus verschiedenen Quellen)
1 Quintett für 2 Hörner, Baryton, Viola und Violoncello
7 Oktette für 2 Hörner, Baryton,Violine, Viola ,Violoncello und Kontrabaß
12 Cassationsstücke für 2 Baryton und Basso
The recording was finished July 23, 2008