1757: Haydn: Symphony A: age 25

Christopher Hogwood/The Academy of Ancient Music

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante, Eb major
  3. Allegro molto

Joseph Haydn’s Symphony ‘B’ in B♭ major one of his earliest symphonies. It has no usual number it was somhow published without its wind parts as a “Partita”. But it is unusual because it moves to Eb and G minor before returning to Bb major, and in this time period that was very unusual.

Instruments:

  • 2 oboes, bassoon
  • 2 horns
  • strings
  • continuo

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