Just a few years after Haydn wrote his twelve “London” symphonies, Johann Peter Salomon (1745-1815) published the first arrangements of these works for flute, string quartet and ad libitum piano. The many reprints of these arrangements throughout Europe attest to their extraordinary success during the 19th century. Now, drawing on Salomon’s original manuscript, Christopher Hogwood has presented a new critical edition of the arrangement of Symphony no. 97, forming a welcome addition to the chamber music repertoire along with the three six-part arrangements already published. These volumes are certain to be as popular as their 19th-century counterparts.
- Haydn symphony in chamber music scoring
- Welcome addition to today's repertoire
- First modern edition based on Salomon's manuscript