MONDAY, November 9, 2020 – 2:44 AM
Symphony No. 82 (THE BEAR) in F major, age 52
It was first performed in 1787 in Paris by the Concert de la Loge Olympique, directed by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges.
- flute, two oboes, two bassoons
- horns and/or trumpets
- continuo (harpsichord)
Early conflicting manuscript sources make the exact scoring for the brass unclear. Typically, however it is performed with both horns and trumpets.
- 0:16 I. Vivace assai, C major
- 8:07 II. Allegretto, F major
- 14:24 III. Menuet e Trio, C major
- 18:36 IV. Finale: Vivace
Last of the Paris Symphonies?
The symphony was one of a series of six symphonies commissioned in 1786 by the Concert de la Loge Olympique, a popular concert subscription in Paris (hence the name for the series as a whole). Despite its number, the symphony supposedly was actually the last of the six Paris symphonies to be composed. It was completed in 1786.