Music history questions about Haydn and his symphonies?

1. Why did Haydn call 6 of his symphonies "Paris"?

2. How many symphonies did the composer make for the public of London, what are the numbers of them?(From...to)

3. What similarity did all the "London" symphonies have in their 1-st part?

4. How are the early and late symphonies different?(2 differences)

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Ignore the nay-sayers. Nothing wrong with learning from others.

    1. Why did Haydn call 6 of his symphonies "Paris"?

    Haydn was interested in The Iliad, and used these symphonies as a musical depiction of episodes in the life of the Trojan prince Paris.

    2. How many symphonies did the composer make for the public of London, what are the numbers of them?

    Being German, Haydn played a bit of a snide joke on the English by giving the name "London" to the symphonies that were multiples of thirteen. Hence, nos. 13, 26, 39, up to his final numbered symphony, 104, a total of eight.

    3. What similarity did all the "London" symphonies have in their 1-st part? 

    Haydn managed to include the tune of "God Save The King" (or part of it) in some form or another in the 1sts.

    4. How are the early and late symphonies different?

    Early symphonies are longer. After Haydn went into the employ of the Prince of Esterházy, he was paid for each work, so his symphonies became shorter and quicker to turn out.

  • 2 months ago

    Or - and I know this is a crazy idea - you could do your own goddamn homework.

  • 2 months ago

    DYOH.  You can find this in seconds on the Net.  Lazy lazy lazy lazy.  And here is another tidbit to track down - What is a Hoboken number, and does this mean Haydn lived in New Jersey?  Yes, this has a real answer.

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