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Symphony, No. 94 G major Hob. I:94 'The Surprise'

By Franz Joseph Haydn

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Orchestra (2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 bassoon, 2 Hn, 2 Trp, timpani, 2 Violin, Viola, Cello,Bassi)
Composed by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Edited by Robert von Zahn. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Score. Hob. I:94, No. 94. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04680. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04680).

Item Number: BA.BA04680

ISBN 9790006503940. 31 x 24.3 cm inches. Key: G major. Text Language: German/English. Preface: Robert von Zahn.

The new score and performance material to Haydn's much performedSurprisesymphony are based on the reliable Joseph Haydn Complete Edition.
The nicknameSurprisestems from the Andante second movement where a dynamic of ff with timpani and brass in measure 16 contrasts with the p melody leading up to it. One legend has it that Haydn expressly asked the timpani player to use large sticks and to strike the timpani without reservation, which resulted in an elderly woman fainting upon hearing the contrast.

A more realistic interpretation has Haydn only wanting to attempt something new.

- Urtext of the Haydn Complete Edition
- Large format orchestral parts 25.5 x 32.5 cm

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


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