Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in Es-Dur, Hob. XVI:49

Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in Es-Dur, Hob. XVI:49

Vienna (Austria) — 1789–1790

Passed down in his own handwriting: a significant milestone in the career of Joseph Haydn and the beginning of a more mature period in his career

  1. This composition was originally written in 1789/90 by Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)

  2. It was dedicated to Maria Anna von Genzinger (1754–93), a friend of Haydn’s from Vienna

  3. Maria was an amateur musician and asked for part of the composition to be simplified for her

Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in Es-Dur, Hob. XVI:49

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Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in Es-Dur, Hob. XVI:49

Written in 1789/90 by Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), this is a significant milestone of the famous composer’s career. It marks the beginning of Haydn’s later period, characterized by a more mature style, which frequently alternated between staccato and legato with smoother transitions, larger first and secondary movements, and a smaller third movement. This sonata was dedicated to Maria Anna von Genzinger (1754–93), a friend of Haydn’s and amateur musician from Vienna. It was published on June 1st, 1790, but it believed that most of the sonata was composed in 1789, with only the Adagio and some final revisions being completed in 1790. Genzinger expressed her appreciation and admiration for the work in a letter dated July 11th, but asked him to simplify a part of the middle section so she could play it herself. This altered version has never been discovered, but the composition remains an important cultural-historical milestone.

Codicology

Size / Format
20 pages / 23.0 × 32.0 cm
Origin
Austria
Date
1789–1790
Genre
Artist / School

Available facsimile editions:
Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in Es-Dur, Hob. XVI:49 – MH 4177/c – Stadt- und Landesbibliothek (Vienna, Austria)
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1982
Facsimile Editions

#1 Joseph Haydn: Piano sonata in Es-Dur, Hob. XVI:49

Binding: The unbound facsimile is inserted in the commentary volume.
Commentary: 1 volume (36 pages) by Otto Brusatti
Language: German
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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