Symphony No. 40 (Haydn)

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This article is about the symphony by Joseph Haydn. For the symphony by Michael Haydn, see Symphony No. 40 (Michael Haydn).

The Symphony No. 40 in F major, Hoboken I/40, is a symphony by Joseph Haydn. Despite its number, Haydn had composed this symphony by 1763, long before the other symphonies numbered in the 30s and 40s in Hoboken's catalog[1] Chronologically, the symphony belongs with no. 13 and has stylistic similarities with Haydn's earliest symphonic output.

Movements[edit]

The work is in four movements and is scored for two oboes, bassoon, two horns, and strings:

  1. Allegro, 3
    4
  2. Andante più tosto Allegretto in B major, 2
    4
  3. Menuet e Trio, 3
    4
  4. Allegro, 2
    2

The last movement is a fugue, as with the contemporary Symphony No. 13 and the later Symphony No. 70.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antony Hodgson, The Music of Joseph Haydn: The Symphonies. London: The Tantivy Press (1976): 71.