Symphony No. 14 by Joseph Haydn

Summary

'''Symphony No. 14 in A major''', Hoboken I/14, may have been written between 1761 and 1763.H. C. Robbins Landon, ''The Symphonies of Joseph Haydn''. London: Universal Edition & Rockliff (1955): 636

Symphony No. 14 is scored for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, strings and continuo. As was becoming more common for Haydn, this symphony has four movements:

#Allegro molto, 3/4

#Andante in D major, 2/4

#Menuetto e Trio: Allegretto, with the Trio in A minor, both 3/4

#Allegro, 6/8

The Andante was originally the finale of an early divertimento "Der Geburtstag" (en. "Birthday"), Hob. II/11.H. C. Robbins Landon, ''Haydn: Chronicle and Works'', 5 vols. (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 1976-) v. 1: "Haydn: The Early Years, 1732-1765": . The variations of the divertimento are reworked into sonata form for the symphony.

The trio of the Minuet features an oboe solo accompanied by violins and cello.

The finale is highly contrapuntal and is based on a descending scale.A. Peter Brown, ''The Symphonic Repertoire'' (Volume 2) (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 2002): 66-67. ISBN 025333487X.

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