Symphony No. 31 (Haydn) by Joseph Haydn


'''Symphony No. 31 in D major''' was composed in 1765 for Haydn's patron Nikolaus Esterházy. It is nicknamed the "Hornsignal" symphony, because it gives a prominent role to an unusually large horn section, i.e. four players. Probably because of its prominent obbligato writing for the horns, in Paris, the publisher Sieber published this symphony as a "symphonie concertante" around 1785.Bernard Harrison, ''Haydn: The 'Paris' Symphonies''. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (1998): 31