Symphony No.59 in A major, Hob.I:59 (Haydn, Joseph)



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Philip Legge (2009/5/24)

Editor Howard Chandler Robbins Landon (1926-2009)
Publisher. Info. Kritische Ausgabe sämtlicher Symphonien, Vol.VI
Salzburg: Haydn-Mozart Presse, 1958. Plate H.M.P. 57.
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Work Title Symphony No.59 in A major
Alternative. Title Fire ; Sinfonia No.59
Name Translations symphonie nº 59; Symphony No. 59; Symfonie nr. 59; 59. Sinfonie; 交響曲第59番 (ハイドン); Sinfonía n.º 59 (Haydn); Симфония № 59; Sinfonia n. 59; السيمفونيه رقم 59
Name Aliases Feuersinfonie; Symfonie nr. 59 (Haydn); Symphony No. 59 in A Major, H.I:59, "Fire"
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 182052241; LCCN: no92006415; GND: 300070306; BNF: 13913315x
Composer Haydn, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Hob.I:59
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 548
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Presto (A major, 124 bars)
  2. Andante o più tosto allegretto (A minor, 149 bars)
  3. Minuet (A major, 38 bars) – Trio (A minor, 28 bars)
  4. Allegro assai (A major, 148 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1768
First Publication. 1772 by Bérault
  • ÖNB (digitized first edition parts)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation 2 oboes, [bassoon], 2 horn, strings
Primary Sources D-F Mus Hs 1496
D-SWI Mus 2556
CZ-K 41.I K II
CZ-Pnm XXXIV B 307 (abschrift score)
External Links Haydn100&7
Wikipedia article

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Hoboken: not so much 1768 as "vor 1769" - before 1769. Earliest published (full) score seems to/may well have in this case be[en] Landon's (1958) - not sure?...

The finale of this symphony, transposed to B-flat major, serves as the finale of the combination-symphony "I:B2" (first two movements from works by Michael Haydn) published by J. J. Hummel (and co-published by Longman & Broderip) in ca.1772 as the third of Op.10 (along with Joseph Haydn's symphonies 20 and 41.)

Symphonies by Joseph Haydn (Hob. I)