Day 135: Here Comes the Sun

HaydnCD135Today’s CD shifts gears again.

Now, I find myself listening to Violin Sonatas Op. 23, which is six sonatas for violin solo and bass accompaniment.

And it’s very hoity-toity, as they say. (“They” being miscreants who couldn’t discern a hoity from a toity if it took a bite out of their arm.)

I like this kind of music….to a point.

It’s gently melodic but not cloying, mid-tempo but not lugubrious. It has an air of distinction about it that I find most agreeable.

Here’s what I listened to this morning – while the sun (gasp!) rose to lift everyone’s winter-weary spirits.


Haydn Violin Sonata No 1 in B Flat HOB VI: 3

Haydn Violin Sonata 2 in A HOB VI: 2

Haydn Violin Sonata No 3 in C HOB VI: 3

Haydn Violin Sonata No 4 in E Flat HOB VI: 5

Haydn Violin Sonata No 5 in D HOB VI: 4

Haydn Violin Sonata No 6 in F HOB VI: 1

I provided the YouTube clip of the first sonata to give you an idea what I’m listening to. If you’d like to hear more, let your fingers do the walking and Continue reading