Symphony No. 96 (Haydn) by Joseph Haydn


'''Symphony No. 96''' in D major, Hoboken I/96, was completed by Joseph Haydn in 1791 as part of the set of symphonies composed on his first trip to London. It was first performed at the Hanover Square Rooms in London on 11 March 1791. Although it is the fourth of the so-called twelve London Symphonies (numbers 93-104) by number, it was actually the first one written and performed.A. Peter Brown, ''The Symphonic Repertoire'' (Volume 2) (Bloomington and London: Indiana University Press, 2002) (ISBN 025333487X), pp. 243-45 (2002). It is popularly known as '''the Miracle Symphony'''.