Symphony No. 41 (Haydn)

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This article is about the symphony by Joseph Haydn. For the symphony by Michael Haydn, see Symphony No. 41 (Michael Haydn).

The Symphony No. 41 in C major, Hoboken I/41, is a festive symphony[1] by Joseph Haydn. The symphony was composed by 1769. It is scored for flute, two oboes, bassoon, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings.[2]

The work is in four movements:

  1. Allegro con spirito, 3
    4
  2. Un poco andante in F major, 2
    4
  3. Menuet & Trio, 3
    4
  4. Presto, 2
    4

The flute appears only in the slow movement where it is featured prominently in several solo passages.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antony Hodgson, The Music of Joseph Haydn: The Symphonies. London: The Tantivy Press (1976): 71. "Symphony No. 41 in C is one of the important Festive Symphonies, a composition of no little magnificence."
  2. ^ H. C. Robbins Landon, The Symphonies of Joseph Haydn. London: Universal Edition & Rockliff (1955): 677. "1 fl. (in II only), 2 ob., 2 cor. in C alto & C basso, 2 clarini (trpt.), timp., str. (fag.)."