The lute continued to be an important instrument in Europe during the early years of Haydn's life. It is not surprising, therefore, to find four works for lute and strings by him. Three of these are well-known in versions for string quartet, whilst the Sonata a 3 in F has not survived in any other form. The music was composed early in Haydn's career, after he had been dismissed from the Choir in Vienna Cathedral, but before he entered the service of the Esterházys in 1761 and are full of charm and wit. Jakob Lindberg are joined by members of The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble.