These trios have been attributed to Felice Giardini (1716-1796). See note below.
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|Work Title||2 String Trios|
|Alternative. Title||Deux Trios en diferent Stile Compose par un Amateur a Amsterdam ches Jaque Vanderbouzzen Aux quay du Rondell|
|Key||1. C-sharp minor |
2. C major
|Instrumentation||I: 2 violins, cello; II: violin, viola, cello|
These trios were published anonymously as a satire on German music, perceived at the time to be heavy and cerebral. A report entitled "Musical Caricature in Private Circulation" appeared in the London paper Morning Chronicle on 31 January 1792, which described the publication with its cheeky title-page vignette:
Apparently the satire was directed at Haydn, visiting London in 1792 (the fact Haydn was Austrian seemed not to be important); the newspaper guessed (probably correctly) that the composer was Felice Giardini, a known Haydn-adversary, who was at that time resident in London.