Violin Concerto No.1 in C Hob.Vlla:1

By Franz Joseph Haydn

The C major violin concerto of Haydn is not performed as often than his G major violin concerto, but it is underestimated for its beauty and educational capacity; elegant double-stops, quick scales, and bowing techniques. The accompaniment for this version makes use of arranger Edouard Nadaud and Paul Vidal's edition. It is quite full in harmony and we found it to be more interesting than the more commonly used versions. It was composed in the 1760s for violin and strings and Cembalo. In the book 'String Mastery' authored by Frederick H. Martin, violinist Raoul Vidas mentions his slight puzzleness by the lack of attention critics paid to this concerto when he'd performed it in Paris with pianist Walter Damrosch.
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