In the 17th and 18th centuries the baryton was called the “king of instruments and the instrument of kings” and “one of the most gracious of instruments”, it had a real popularity in noble circles. This CD offers a unique selection from the one hundred and twenty-six baryton trios written by Haydn. The baryton is a very demanding instrument, but the possibilities of sound are rare: there is a gamba, a harp, a harpsichord and of course various combinations. Jan Insinger studied with Elias Arizcuren and Dmitri Ferschtman. He is currently solo cellist with the Holland Symfonia. He plays classical cello in the Nepomuk Fortepiano Quintet and the Van Swieten Society.