The famous Baryton Trios from Joseph Haydn were written between 1765 and 1775 to the Prince Nikolaus from the Ersterházy family. More than 120 trios were composed in this period and are in the most pure style of Haydn´s beginnings career. This trios were often transcribed to various combinations of instruments, since the Baryton is an instrument that has not being played for a long time.
This is not only frequently made nowadays, but at Haydn´s time as well. This Divertimento for Flute, Viola and Double Bass is unique and also a living proof of that.
Transcribed from the Hob XI:7 Trio for Barython, viola and cello; by german composer and director of Gewandhaus Orchestra Johann Gottfried Schicht, circa 1780; this transcription is perfectly adapted to these instruments and could also be played by a Viennese Double Bass.