The twelve “London Symphonies” comprise the sublime final statement of Haydn’s symphonic œuvre. They were written for the London impresario Johann Peter Salomon, and Haydn himself conducted their premieres during his lengthy stays in the English metropolis in 1791/92 and 1794/95.
In his C-major symphony, performed for the first time in May 1792, Haydn bestowed a particular honour on Salomon, who was also the leader of the orchestra: At the end of the minuet, he wrote a little solo in the upper octave, allowing Salomon to quite literally set himself apart from the rest of the strings.
This study edition adopts the musical text of the Haydn Complete Edition, thereby guaranteeing the highest scholarly quality. An informative preface and a brief Critical Report make the handy score an ideal companion for all current and soon-to-be Haydn fans.