Nickname, and start here:
There is none, but I’m giving it “cuckoo” because at the end of each phrase of the last movement there is cuckoo sound, or something catchy like that. When I heard this I could not stop laughing. Another commentator called this “chirping”. Whatever it is, it’s funny.
- two oboes
- two bassoons
- two horns
The autograph has survived and is dated, so for this symphony we know exactly when it was composed.