From the Publisher
Joseph Haydn presumably composed his nine little early keyboard sonatas for the harpsichord. He still gave some of them titles such as “Partita” or “Divertimento”. Their origins reach back into the 1750 and 1760s. A rather short, concise form with only one theme in the sonata movement predominates. They are thus optimal works for piano pupils to become acquainted with Master Haydn and his piano oeuvre. The present Urtext edition is based on the Haydn Complete Edition issued by the same publisher. The musical text is reproduced according to the authentic sources; where these are no longer extant, it is based on the oldest extant source.