Symphony No. 59, 'Fire', Haydn
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Classical music inspired by fire
11. Symphony No. 59, 'Fire', Haydn
Haydn didn't come up with the nickname for this symphony. Some people think it's so-called because of the spirited nature of the music, but it's more likely the music was performed alongside a fiery play - 'Der Feuersbrunst' by Gustav Friedrich Wilhelm Großmann.