List of concertos by Joseph Haydn

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The following is a partial list of concertos by Joseph Haydn (1732–1809). In the Hoboken catalogue of Haydn's works, concertos for most instruments are in category VII which a different letter for each solo instrument (VIIa is for violin concertos, VIIb is for cello concertos, etc.). The exceptions are the concertos for keyboard and for baryton which are placed in categories XVIII and XIII, respectively.

For violin[edit]

Other Concertos (Hob. VIIa:A1/B1/B2/D1/G1) are not authentic, i.e. are not by Joseph Haydn.

- D1 - Concerto, en ré majeur, pour violon et orchestre (2 hautbois, 2 cors, 2 violons, alto et basse) (work by Carl Stamitz?)
- G1 - Concerto, en sol majeur, pour violon et cordes (2 violons, alto et basse) (work by Michael Haydn?)
- A1 - Concerto, en la majeur, pour violon et … (work by Giovanni Mane Giornovichi?)
- B1 - Concerto, en si bémol majeur, pour violon et cordes (2 violons, alto et basse) (by Michael Haydn)
- B2 - Concerto, en si bémol majeur, pour violon et cordes (2 violons, alto et basse) (by Christian Cannabich)

For violoncello[edit]

  • Cello Concerto No. 1 in C, Hob. VIIb:1 (1761-5)
  • Cello Concerto No. 2 in D, Hob. VIIb:2 (Op. 101) (1783)
  • Cello Concerto No. 3 in C, Hob. VIIb:3 (lost)[1]
  • Cello Concerto No. 4 in D, Hob. VIIb:4 (spurious, written by Giovanni Battista Constanzi in 1772?)
  • Cello Concerto No. 5 in C-Major, Hob. VIIb:5 (spurious, written by David Popper in 1899)[2]

For violone (double bass)[edit]

  • Violone Concerto in D, Hob. VIIc:1 (lost; may have been burned and destroyed?)[1]

For horn[edit]

  • Horn Concerto in D major, Hob. VIId:1 (lost)
  • Concerto for Two Horns in E flat, Hob. VIId:2 (lost)
  • Horn Concerto No. 1 in D, Hob. VIId:3, 1762
  • Horn Concerto No. 2 in D, Hob. VIId:4 (doubtful; possibly by Michael Haydn), 1781
  • Concerto for Two Horns in E flat, Hob. VIId:6 (attrib.; possibly by Michael Haydn or also by Anton Rosetti ; maybe Hob. VIId:2?)

For trumpet[edit]

For flute[edit]

  • Flute Concerto in D, Hob. VIIf:1, (lost, 1780?)[1]
  • Flute Concerto in D, Hob. VIIf:D1 (spurious, by Leopold Hoffman)

Haydn also wrote several more concertos, which have all been lost.

For oboe[edit]

For 2 lire organizzate[edit]

These concertos were written for Ferdinand IV, King of Naples whose favorite instrument was the lira organizzata[3] -- an instrument similar to the hurdy-gurdy. Modern performances use flute and oboe (or two flutes) as the soloists.

  • Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIh:1, (1786)
  • Concerto No. 2 in G major, Hob. VIIh:2, (1786)
  • Concerto No. 3 in G major, Hob. VIIh:3, (1786) "Romance" movement later adapted to become the "Military" movement of Symphony No. 100
  • Concerto No. 4 in F major, Hob. VIIh:4, (1786)
  • Concerto No. 5 in F major, Hob. VIIh:5, (1786) second and third movement later adapted to be part of Symphony No. 89

For baryton[edit]

There are 3 concertos for baryton known but lost or have doubtful authenticity.

  • Concerto for baryton in D, Hob. XIII:1 (before 1770)
  • Concerto for baryton in D, Hob. XIII:2 (before 1770)
  • Concerto for 2 barytons in D, Hob. XIII:3 (before 1770)

For harpsichord, organ or piano[edit]

  • Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in C, Hob. XVIII:1 (1756)
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in D, Hob. XVIII:2 (1767)
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 3 in F with Horns and strings, Hob. XVIII:3 (1771)
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in G, Hob. XVIII:4 (1770)
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in C with strings, Hob. XVIII:5 (1763)
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 6 in F with violin and strings (Double Concerto), Hob. XVIII:6 (1766)
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 7 in F, Hob. XVIII:7 (exists with a different slow movement as the piano trio Hob. XV:40)
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 8 in C, Hob. XVIII:8 (1766)
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 9 in G, Hob. XVIII:9 (doubtful authenticity, 1767)
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 10 in C, Hob. XVIII:10 (1771)
  • Keyboard Concerto in F, Hob. XVIII:F1
  • Keyboard Concerto in F, Hob. XVIII:F2
  • Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D, Hob. XVIII:11 (1779–80) About this sound1st mvmnt 

On the above list, where as noted No. 9 is doubtful, only Nos. 3, 4, and 11 are considered confirmed as genuine.[4]

Two works often identified and even published as piano concertos by Haydn, and commonly taught to younger piano students, are actually Divertimenti, grouped in Hob. XIV. Specifically, they are Hob. XIV:3 (the "Little Concerto" in C major), and Hob. XIV:4 (another "concerto" in C major). However, another work of similar technical difficulty that is also identified and published as a concerto is the Concerto in F, Hob. XVIII:F1.

See Also[edit]

List of compositions by Joseph Haydn


  1. ^ a b c d HC Robbins Landon, Haydn: Chronicle and Works, 5 vols, (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1976-) v. 1, Haydn: the Early Years, 1732-1765
  2. ^ IMSLP Score
  3. ^ Pictures of lire organizzatta
  4. ^ Threasher, David. "HAYDN Keyboard Concertos Nos 3, 4 & 11". Retrieved 11 January 2019.


  • The New Grove Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians offers a complete list, with the current best-estimate dating, of Haydn's concertos and other works. The listing is repeated in the spin-off volume by Webster and Feder, The New Grove Haydn.