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The Symphony No. 94 in G major (H. 1/94) is the second of the twelve London symphonies written by Joseph Haydn. It is popularly known as the Surprise Symphony. Haydn wrote the symphony in 1791 in London for a concert series he gave during the first of his visits to England (1791–1792). The premiere took place at the Hanover Square Rooms in London on March 23, 1792, with Haydn leading the orchestra seated at a fortepiano. 101 in D major (Hoboken 1/101) is the ninth of the twelve London symphonies written by Joseph Haydn. It is popularly known as The Clock because of the "ticking" rhythm throughout the second movement. Haydn completed the symphony in 1793 or 1794. He wrote it for the second of his two visits to London
This album has an average beat per minute of 118 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 75/150 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Symphony No. 101 "The Clock", Symphony No. 104 "London". 1. Symphony no. 101, "The Clock": I. Adagio - Presto. BPM Profile Symphony No. Album starts at 127BPM, ends at 141BPM (+14), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Joseph Haydn. Sun" Quartets, op. 20 nos.
The Surprise Symphony is the best known of the over hundreds of symphonies by Haydn. Its second movement is the most popular and gave the symphony its name: legend has it that the sudden beat of the timpani was meant to arouse members of the audience who had fallen asleep. Robert Levin tells the story of the legendary surprise and shows, on piano, the special characteristics of the composition.
|Symphony No. 94 In G (Surprise)|
|A1||Adagio Cantabile - Vivace Assai|
|Symphony No. 101 In D (Clock)|
|B1||Adagio - Presto|
|B3||Menuetto - Allegretto|
- Conductor – Alfred Scholz (tracks: A, B)
- Edited By – H.C. Robbins Landon
- Liner Notes – Robert Jacobson
- Orchestra – Bamberg Symphony Orchestra* (tracks: Side A), South German Philharmonic Orchestra* (tracks: Side B)
NotesPart 21 of a 22 part series: (Album 21)
Funk & Wagnalls - Family Library of Great Music - Album 21
Includes Biographies of the Great Composers and Program Notes"
RCA Custom Stereo. Made in U.S.A.
|FW-619||Haydn*||Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)/Symphony No. 101 (Clock) (LP)||RCA Custom||FW-619||Canada||1984|
|FW-321||Haydn*||The Surprise Symphony / The Clock Symphony (LP)||RCA Custom||FW-321||Canada||1977|
|FW-321||Haydn*||The Surprise Symphony; The Clock Symphony (LP, Album)||Bay Records||FW-321||Australia||1982|
|FW-619||Joseph Haydn||Symphony No. 94 (Surprise), Symphony No. 101 (Clock) (LP, Album, RE)||RCA Custom||FW-619||US||1984|