Franz Joseph Haydn was among the creators of the fundamental genres of classical music, and his influence upon later composers is immense. Haydn’s most celebrated pupil was Ludwig van Beethoven, and his musical form casts a huge shadow over the music of subsequent composers such as Schubert, Mendelssohn and Brahms.
Gypsy Rondo is the final movement of Haydn's Piano Trio no. 39 and named because of its Hungarian style. The indicated presto tempo will be determined by the skill level of the two mallet players. Advanced players will be challenged to play this duet at a very fast tempo.