Symphony No. 66 (Haydn)

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The Symphony No. 66 in B flat major (Hoboken I/66) is a symphony by Joseph Haydn. The time of composition is uncertain, with one speculation from around 1775–1776.[1] The symphony is scored for two oboes, two bassoons, two horns and strings.[2]


  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Adagio
  3. Menuetto & Trio
  4. Finale: Scherzando e presto

L.P. Burstein has noted Haydn's use of the VII chord and the VII → V progression in the first movement.[3] A.P. Brown has noted how Haydn reworked material from the symphony's first movement into other compositions, including an overture in D and two other symphonies.[4]


  1. ^ Heartz, Daniel, Haydn, Mozart, and the Viennese School, 1740-1780. W.W. Norton & Company (ISBN 0393965333), p. 372 (1995).
  2. ^ HC Robbins Landon, Haydn: Chronicle and Works, 5 vols, (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1976-) v. 2, Haydn at Eszterhaza, 1766-1790
  3. ^ Burstein, L. Poundie (October 1998). "Surprising Returns: The VII in Beethoven's Op. 18 No. 3, and Its Antecedents in Haydn". Music Analysis. Blackwell Publishing. 17 (3): 295–312. doi:10.2307/854418. JSTOR 854418.
  4. ^ Brown, A. Peter, The Symphonic Repertoire (Volume 2). Indiana University Press (ISBN 025333487X), pp. 170–171 (2002).