Haydn: London Symphonies (1791-1795)
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11. Haydn: London Symphonies (1791-1795)
Haydn’s set of London symphonies – sometimes called the Salomon symphonies after the impresario who brought the composer to London – were written during a four-year period in the 1790s. One set was written during Haydn's first visit to the city; the other was composed in preparation for his second visit. Pictured are the concert rooms in Hanover Square where Haydn gave his first series of concerts in 1791.