Symphony No. 41 (Haydn)


Symphony No. 41 (Haydn)

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

The work is in four movements:

# Allegro con spirito
# Un poco andante
# Menuet
# Presto

The flute appears only in the slow movement.

Discography

Thomas Fey has recorded it with the Heidelberger Sinfoniker, pairing it with No.s 41 and 44 on Hänssler Classic. On the Naxos Records label, Helmut Müller-Brühl, conducting the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, pairs this symphony with No.s 58 and 59.

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