This second publication in Bärenreiter’s series of Joseph Haydn’s 6 Paris Symphonies (named after the Société Olympique in Paris which commissioned the works in 1782) follows the publication of Symphony no. 87 issued in 2004 by Bärenreiter; both contain the Urtext of the Joseph Haydn Complete Edition.

The Paris symphonies achieved a nearly unparalled success being performed numerous times and published within a short period of time in Paris, London and Vienna.