Symphony No. 68 (Haydn)
In the trio of the minuet, Haydn plays games with the accents, moving the appearance of a downbeat to different places in the bar -- a game he would play to a much greater effect in the trio of his Oxford Symphony.
The slow movement opens with muted first violins playing a serenade-like melody over a tick-tock accompaniment in the second violins. Periodically in this section, the full tutti will double the accompaniment forte for four notes, turning the tick-tock into something of a fanfare.
- HC Robbins Landon, Haydn: Chronicle and Works, 5 vols, (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1976-) v. 2, Haydn at Eszterhaza, 1766-1790
- Brown, A. Peter, The Symphonic Repertoire (Volume 2). Indiana University Press (ISBN 025333487X), pp. 159-160 (2002).
- Charles Rosen, Sonata Forms, p. 182-185 (2nd edition 1988, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, ISBN 0-393-30219-9).
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