from Notturno No. 3 in C Major, Hob.II:32

by Franz Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn was born in 1732 in Rohrau, Austria and died in 1809 in Vienna, Austria.

Haydn was one of the most prominent composers of the Classical period and wrote hundreds of compositions, including 107 symphonies. Many of Haydn’s symphonies have nicknames and Symphony No. 47 is called “Palindrome” because the Menuet from the third movement sounds the same if it is played backwards!

The Notturno No. 3 is an arrangement of a concerto commissioned by King Ferdinand IV of Naples around 1785. In the original composition the King requested the solo part be given to the lira organizzata, an instrument that the King himself played. In the re-orchestrated version, the part originally played by the lira organizzata can be heard on the flute.

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