Cover pageJoseph Haydn (1732–1809)
24 Divertimenti a tre (Baryton Trios 49–72)

for baryton (viola da gamba, violin), viola and violoncello

Preface Reviews [in German version] Sample page CDs [in German version] 2nd sample page Errata / Addenda 3rd sample page Deutsche Version 4th sample page 5th sample page

Editor: Günter and Leonore von Zadow, publication date: 2024-04, source: see introduction

Order information

G424J. Haydn, Baryton Trios 49–72, full score, Bar/VdG/V+Va+Vc, 128 p. ring bound, ISMN 979-0-50174-424-444.00 €
G425J. Haydn, Baryton Trios 49–72, baryton part (treble clef), Bar/VdG/V+Va+Vc, 66 p. ring bound, ISMN 979-0-50174-425-123.50 €
G426J. Haydn, Baryton Trios 49–72, baryton part (alto clef), Bar/VdG/V+Va+Vc, 66 p. ring bound, ISMN 979-0-50174-426-823.50 €
G427J. Haydn, Baryton Trios 49–72, viola part, Bar/VdG/V+Va+Vc, 68 p. ring bound, ISMN 979-0-50174-427-523.50 €
G428J. Haydn, Baryton Trios 49–72, violoncello part, Bar/VdG/V+Va+Vc, 60 p. ring bound, ISMN 979-0-50174-428-223.50 €


Joseph Haydn wrote 126 divertimenti for baryton, viola and violoncello for his employer, Prince Nicolaus Esterházy, which are known as the ‘Baryton Trios’. The present edition comprises the 24 trios no. 49–72. The gamba-like baryton was tuned like the viola da gamba at the Esterházy court. In addition to the bowed strings, there are nine resonance strings, which give the instrument an extraordinary, bright sound and can also be plucked with the thumb while playing. A historical source of these divertimentos proves that the baryton part was also played on the viola da gamba, the notes to be plucked were then bowed. Other sources show that the baryton part was also performed an octave higher on the violin. Our edition contains the baryton part in both (original) treble and alto clef.

See also
Baryton Trios 73–96 G174–G178
Baryton Trios 97–126 G179–G183

Errata / Addenda