JOSEPH HAYDN: SYMPHONY NO. 90

MS 5402
MS Short Title JOSEPH HAYDN: SYMPHONY NO. 90 
Text JOSEPH HAYDN: SYMPHONY NO. 90 IN C-MAJOR, TRUMPET AND TIMPANI PARTS
Description MS in Italian on paper, London or Austria, ca. 1788, 2 ff., 23x32 cm, ruled with 10 staves, (19x26 cm), The complete trumpet and timpani parts notated together on double staves with some deletions and corrections, autograph.
Binding Barking, Essex, 2008, quarter morocco green board folder with gilt label, by Aquarius.
Context he present bifolium was originally bound in a volume, paginated 68-71. The autograph full score from 1788 is in Washington, Library of Congress, and is lacking the trumpet and timpani parts. They are also lacking in the first Paris edition of the symphony that was published together with symphony no. 92 "Oxford" that also lacked the trumpet and timpani parts. In the London publication by Longman and Broderip 1791, they are included, copied from the present autograph. In this publication the symphony is described as "as performed at Mr. Salomon's concert Hanover Square". This performance, with Haydn present, was with these parts included and to great effect, particularly in the finale.
Provenance 1. Joseph Haydn, London (ca. 1788); 2. French music collection (20th c.); 3. Sotheby's 4.12.2007:59.
Commentary The 104 symphonies by Haydn, "the Father of the Symphony", are the bedrock on which the form stands. Symphony no. 90 together with the "Paris" and "London" symphonies are among the greatest of the 104. This is the only known autograph of any Haydn symphony in private ownership.
Place of origin London or Austria
Dates 1788

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