Symphony No. 95 (Haydn)
The Symphony No. 95 in C minor (Hoboken 1/95) is the third of the so-called twelve London symphonies (numbers 93–104) written by Joseph Haydn. It is the only one of the twelve London symphonies in a minor key.
It was completed in 1791 as one of the set of symphonies composed for his first trip to London. It was first performed at the Hanover Square Rooms in London during the season of 1791; the exact date of the premiere is unknown.
- Allegro moderato; sonata form; C minor, ending in C major
- Andante; variation form; E-flat major
- Menuetto; minuet, trio, minuet; C minor, trio in C major
- Finale: Vivace; rondo form; C major
It is the only one of the London symphonies that does not begin with a slow introduction to the first movement.
The trio of the minuet is a solo for the cello.
The first two bars of this theme are the basis for an extensive section of counterpoint in the middle of the movement.
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