Haydn: Flute Trios
Label: harmonia mundi
After his patron Prince Esterházy died in 1790, Haydn became a freelance musician who made all his own business deals. For his first transaction, he decided to sell a set of trios to the highest bidder. In the end, his two regular publishers, Bland of London and Artaria of Vienna, both issued editions of these works. Presented in his correspondence as keyboard sonatas with optional cello and flute or violin, posterity has treated them as genuine trios. Originally released in 1995, this recording featuring flutist Konrad Hünteler, cellist Christophe Coin and fortepianist Patrick Cohen, is now available at mid-price.