Trio in D Major, Hob. XV: 16
Joseph Haydn spent most of his career as a court musician in the country seat of the Hungarian Esterházy family, where he ran the orchestra and opera. He described his seclusion from other composers and musical trends with the well-known quote: "I was separated from the world, no one close to me could make me mad at myself and torment me, so I had to be original".
His trios for piano, cello and flute are true chamber music jewels, full of sparkling humour and cheerful ideas.
Piano: Swetlana Emeljanowa
Violoncello: Gerhard Pawlica