Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 16 in B-flat major, Hoboken I/16, may have been written between 1757 and 1761.
It is scored for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings and continuo, with a solo cello part in the slow movement. It is in three movements:
- Allegro, 3
- Andante in E-flat major, 2
- Allegro or Presto, 6
The slow movement features a solo cello doubled in octaves with muted violins.
- ^ H. C. Robbins Landon, The Symphonies of Joseph Haydn. London: Universal Edition & Rockliff (1955): 640
- ^ Landon (1955): 640. "2 ob., 2 cor. (B flat, prob. alto), str. [ fag., cemb. ]; vcl. obl. in Andante."
- ^ A. Peter Brown, The Symphonic Repertoire, volume 2, Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press (2002): 65–66. ISBN 025333487X.