Symphony No. 93 (Haydn)
- Adagio – Allegro assai, 3/4
- Largo cantabile, cut time in G major
- Menuetto. Allegro, 3/4
- Finale: Presto ma non troppo, 2/4
Towards the end of the second movement, the music gradually becomes slower and softer until an unexpected fortissimo bassoon "fart" brings the music back for the movement's closing. This shows Haydn's sense of humor—similar to the 2nd movement of the Surprise Symphony. Antony Hodgson identifies George Szell as a conductor who was not afraid to overdo "the vulgarity of this joke" in the slow movement.
In the fourth movement, the oboe quotes "Viva la libertà" from Mozart's Don Giovanni. Haydn wrote in a letter to Maria Anna von Genzinger that he was not completely satisfied with the finale because he considered it weak compared to the first movement. He stated that he planned to revise it, but there is no evidence that any revision ever took place.
- Steinberg, Michael. "The Symphony: a listeners guide". p. 213-215. Oxford University Press, 1995.
- Brown, A. Peter, The Symphonic Repertoire (Volume 2). Indiana University Press (ISBN 0-253-33487-X), pp. 252-256 (2002).
- Antony Hodgson, The Music of Joseph Haydn: The Symphonies. London: The Tantivy Press (1976): 128
- Andreas Kluge, liner notes for George Szell's recording with the Cleveland Orchestra for Sony Masterworks, on the Essential Classics series.
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