Sonata in Ab Major (Hob XVI:43) for French Horn & Guitar


Uploaded on Feb 14, 2019

Franz Joseph Haydn is the composer who, more than any other, epitomizes the aims and achievements of the Classical era. Perhaps his most important achievement was that he developed and evolved in countless subtle ways the most influential structural principle in the history of music: his perfection of the set of expectations known as sonata form made an epochal impact. In hundreds of instrumental sonatas, string quartets, and symphonies, Haydn both broke new ground and provided durable models; indeed, he was among the creators of these fundamental genres of classical music. His influence upon later composers is immeasurable; Haydn's most illustrious pupil, Beethoven, was the direct beneficiary of the elder master's musical imagination, and Haydn's shadow lurks within (and sometimes looms over) the music of composers like Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.

Until Beethoven, the piano sonata was not composed as a vehicle for virtuoso technique -- that was the domain of the concerto -- but as entertainment for amateurs in the privacy of their homes. Many such pieces were written for students, often as something of an exercise. Haydn had a number of students for whom he composed piano sonatas, and the wide range of ability among his students accounts for the disparate levels of sophistication we find among the over 50 surviving sonatas. Some of these works have been lost because Haydn gave the manuscripts to his students without making copies.

Two numbering schemes for the sonatas are commonly used. Here, the pieces are sorted using the numbering method proposed by H. C. Robbins Landon, while the "Hob. XVI" specification refers to its index in the Hoboken catalogue.

Source: AllMusic (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/franz-joseph-haydn-mn0000168380 )

Although originally created for Piano, I created this Interpretation of the Sonata in Ab Major (Hob XVI:43) for French Horn & Classical Guitar.

Classical

Pages 11
Duration 14:02
Measures 455
Key signature 4 flats
Parts 2
Part names French Horn, Guitar
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