Symphony No. 9 (Haydn)

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The Symphony No. 9 in C major, Hoboken I/9, is a symphony by Joseph Haydn. The symphony was composed in 1762, under the auspices of Nikolaus Esterházy, who allowed the symphony to be performed in Eisenstadt.[1]

It is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings and continuo.[2] The flutes are used in place of the oboes in the slow movement and mainly double the first violins an octave higher.[3] The work is in three movements:

  1. Allegro molto, 2
  2. Andante, G major, 2
  3. Minuetto e Trio, Allegretto, both 3

While it was not unusual to end a 3-movement symphony with a minuet, such a minuet generally was without a trio. The trio here features a solo oboe with wind-band interludes.[3]


  1. ^ H. C. Robbins Landon, The Symphonies of Joseph Haydn. London: Universal Edition & Rockliff (1955): 629. "1762 (autograph)."
  2. ^ Landon (1955): 629. "2 ob., 1 fag., 2 cor., str. [ cemb. ]; fag. solo only in trio."
  3. ^ a b A. Peter Brown, The Symphonic Repertoire (Volume 2). Indiana University Press (2002), pp. 77–78. ISBN 025333487X.