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23a–b. Haydn, Joseph. Symphony, H. I, 99, E-flat major

June 7, 2011

Haydn, Joseph. Symphony, H. I, 99, E-flat major. London: Salomon, circa 1802. Part for first violin. Cover

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Complete set of parts (click on “show all images in this set”)

Haydn, Joseph, (1732–1809)
[Symphony, H. I, 99, E-flat major]
No. [10], Haydn’s grand symphonies, composed for Mr. Salomon’s concert, a full band
London: printed for the proprietor Mr. Salomon, [circa 1802]
Parts for 2 violins, viola, bass and violoncello (2 parts), 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons (1 part), serpent, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani

Box 73, folder 348

Haydn, Joseph, (1732–1809)
[Symphony, H. I, 99, E-flat major]
No. [10, 11, 12] of Haydn’s grand symphonies, composed for Mr. Salomon’s concerts, and arranged for five instruments … with an accompaniment for the piano forte
London: printed for the proprietor Mr. Salomon, [circa 1800]
Parts for flute, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, piano

Box 72, folder 342

Haydn’s extensive and influential output of orchestral music culminated in his symphonies nos. 93–104, known as the “London Symphonies,” composed for London impresario Johann Peter Salomon. Originally from Germany, Salomon was a violinist, impresario, and composer who played a leading role in the musical life of England from 1781 until his death in 1815. Salomon’s greatest success was in bringing Haydn to London in 1791–1792 and 1794–1795. Already famous throughout Europe, Haydn further enhanced his international reputation in London, where he composed and published new music, taught, appeared in public concerts, and performed privately for the royal family.

The Archive contains sets of printed parts, in first or early editions, for several of the London Symphonies.  Symphony no. 99 was composed in 1793 and performed in London on February 10, 1794. The cover of the first violin part for this early edition is annotated in manuscript with a numbering designation used by the printer. By “full band” the printer indicated a complete set of parts for Haydn’s original instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, and strings.

The London Symphonies were a brilliant success with musicians and audiences. This version for six instruments, accessible to a small group of chamber musicians or amateurs, was arranged and published by Johann Peter Salomon, whose signature appears at the bottom of the title page.

Haydn, Joseph. Symphony, H. I, 99, E-flat major, arr. London: Salomon, circa 1800. Part for first violin. Cover

See images in Beinecke’s Digital Library:
Complete set of parts (click on “show all images in this set”)

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