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Viennese Classic - Early Period#

Joseph Haydn: Divertimento H 2 Nr. 22#

Schloß Esterhazy
The Haydn Hall in the Esterhazy Palace/Eisenstadt
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Joseph Haydn (1732 Rohrau/Lower Austria - 1809 Vienna) composed this Divertimento before 1765. The term Divertimento was in use since the end of the 17th c and merely refers to the entertaining quality of a musical work. Divertimenti are suites - or sonata-like instrumental works for varying forces - from solo instruments to an orchestra. The number of movements also varies so that as many as 12 movements were used. (E. Stadler)

Sound Clip#

Joseph Haydn: Divertimento H 2 Nr. 22
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