Joseph Haydn: “Symphony in B-Major, Nr. 16”, Hob. 1:16
composed in the years 1760 to 1763, at a time when he tried a lot of new techniques – and, at this time not usual instrumentation.
(it was also the time 1760, when he married a wife who didn’t make him happy during their lifetime – so maybe, music was some kind of escaping too …?!)
What I personally like most is the solocello in the second movement, the “Adagio”. Listen to it, you’ll not regret!
the complete symphony:
1. movement: “Allegro” (get a premonition)
2. movement: “Andante Ma Non Troppo” (!!! my favorite)
3. movement: “Finale, Presto” (a kick to regain your momentum)