1767: Haydn: Symphony No. 35 in Bb major (VIRTUOSO HORNS), age 35 GA

Virtuoso horns:

The horns are extremely high, so it takes amazing players to play the parts. So for now I used this for nickname. There are only two of them, but somehow it seems like more because they are so good.

Giovanni Antonini

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante in E♭ major
  3. Menuet – Trio
  4. Presto


  • two oboes
  • bassoon
  • two horns
  • strings
  • continuo


The autograph score is “carefully” dated “December 10, 1767”. It has been speculated that this symphony was written to celebrate Prince Esterházy’s return from a visit to the Palace of Versailles.

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