Haydn's Surprise Symphony

Haydn's Surprise Symphony

Author: Douglass Gaking

Franz Joseph Haydn (pronounced “hide in”) was a composer in the classical period who wrote over 100 symphonies and sometimes liked to use jokes in his music. His 94th symphony is nicknamed the “Surprise Symphony” because of the musical joke that Haydn wrote into it's second movement.

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Haydn's 94th Symphony - Mvt. II Andante