Haydn: Scottish Airs

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My Love she’s but a lassie yet

From Haydn: Scottish Airs (2014)

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Haydn: My Love she’s but a lassie yet

The arrangements of Scottish ‘national melodies’ (nearly 400 in all) are among the little-known gems of Haydn’s last years. Already a past master of the piano trio medium (as is proved by the inspired Trio Hob. XV:27 also included here), he turned his accompaniments to these songs into miniature masterpieces of vigour and wit. Our selection covers a wide expressive range, from tender love songs to the pawkiest of folk humour…

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