1780: Haydn: Symphony No. 62 in D major (DANCE), age 48

Adam Fischer

  1. Allegro
  2. Allegretto
  3. Menuetto and Trio: Allegretto
  4. Finale: Allegro

Instruments:

  • flute
  • two oboes
  • bassoon
  • two horns
  • strings

No nickname:

Haydn’s symphonies of this period have more of an operatic quality because he was working on opera, and some of his ideas worked their way into his symphonies. I would  eventually like to have names of my own, to link certain features with the symphonies. If I have one idea here, it is “dance”, because there is such a feeling of moving the feet.

Movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Allegretto
  3. Menuetto and Trio: Allegretto
  4. Finale: Allegro

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