Symphony No. 20 by Joseph Haydn


'''Symphony No. 20''' in C major (Hoboken I/20) is a festiveAntony Hodgson, ''The Music of Joseph Haydn: The Symphonies''. London: The Tantivy Press (1976): 57. symphony by Joseph Haydn. Hodgson places the composition date in either 1761 or 1762(Hodgson, 1976): 202. while Brown states that it was likely composed before 1761.A. Peter Brown, The first golden age of the Viennese symphony: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, p. 47. Indiana University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-253-33487-X, 9780253334879

It is scored for 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings and continuo.H. C. Robbins Landon, ''The Symphonies of Joseph Haydn''. London: Universal Edition & Rockliff (1955): 645. "2 ob., 2 cor. (C, prob. ''alto''), 2 clarini (trpt.), timp. str. [ fag., cemb. ]." The symphony is in four movements:

# Allegro molto, 2/4

# Andante cantabile, 2/2 in G major

# Minuetto (C major) & Trio, F major 3/4

# Presto, 3/8

The winds are silent in the serenade-like second movement with the melody in the first violins, broken chords in the second violins and a pizzicato bassline.