Haydn Symphony No 90 C major

The Symphony No. 90 in C major, Hoboken 1/90, was written by Joseph Haydn in 1788 as part of a three-symphony commission by Comte d'Ogny for the Concerts de la Loge Olympique. For most of his career until 1790, Haydn was in the service of Prince Esterhazy’s court in Hungary, where not-always ideal circumstances on the one hand demanded innovation, but on the other inhibited finished perfection. Esterhazy’s death in 1790 freed the composer to address the forms he had for years experimented with, and to raise them to the level of polished art.


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