Haydn : Divertimento - Sonata Hob. XVI:8 (1/4 : Allegro)

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Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:8 (1/4) -- Urtext

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Haydn, Franz Joseph (1732-1809)
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Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:8 (1/4) -- Urtext

Divertimento Landon 1 - Parthia - I : Allegro

This colourful Allegro is the first of four movements in Franz Joseph Haydn's Divertimento in G Major, Hob. XVI:8, Landon 1.

This divertimento - also called Sonata or Parthia - is known to have been composed before 1766.

It was first published by J. Cooper around 1790.

As each one of Haydn's first keyboard sonatas, this particular Sonata Hob. XVI:8 is written in the light, galant style which was very popular in the mid-18th century.

As the Classical sonata takes its origin in the Baroque suite, Haydn named his first sonatas Divertimenti or Partitas.

It is believed that this Sonata Hob. XVI:8 was intended as a teaching piece for Haydn's students.

Please note that there exists no autograph version of this sonata.

Rather, this sonata has survived in the form of manuscript copies made by pupils of Haydn or by his copyists.

These early sources contain no dynamics and no phrasing indications, which is why we did not add any in this score.

This Allegro is appropriate for Grade 5 piano students.

Please note that this score contains suggestions for performing the ornaments (here : trills and appoggiaturas) in accordance with the performance practice of the Classical period.

Duration : 02:40

Source : Franz Joseph Haydn, Sonatas for Keyboard, Hob. XVI

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