Symphony No. 87 (Haydn)

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The Symphony No. 87 in A major, Hoboken I/87, is the last of the six Paris Symphonies (numbers 82–87) written by Franz Joseph Haydn. It was written in 1786, but performed in 1787 by the Concert de la Loge Olympique, after having been commissioned for performance there by Count Count d'Ogney in 1785.[1]


The work is in standard four movement form and scored for flute, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, continuo (harpsichord) and strings.

  1. Vivace, 4
  2. Adagio, 3
    in D major
  3. Menuet e trio, 3
  4. Finale: Vivace, 2

The trio of the Minuet prominently features the solo oboe which rises a high E.[2]


  1. ^ Calvin R, Stapert (2014). Playing Before the LORD - The Life of Joseph Haydn. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. pp. 174, 175, 176. ISBN 9780802868527.
  2. ^ Brown, A. Peter, The Symphonic Repertoire (Volume 2). Indiana University Press (ISBN 025333487X), pp. 209–210 (2002).


  • Robbins Landon, H. C. (1963) Joseph Haydn: Critical Edition of the Complete Symphonies, Universal Edition, Vienna.
  • Steinberg, Michael (1995) The Symphony: A Listener's Guide. Oxford University Press.
  • Harrison, Bernard Haydn: The "Paris" Symphonies (Cambridge University Press, 1998)