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Symphony in C major No. 48 (‘Maria Theresia’).

Pianoforte

arranged for pianoforte by Carl David Stegmann

edited by Sarah Jenner

Leaflet Music example (pdf)


Haydn’s Symphony No. 48 was long thought to have been written for, and performed in honour of the state visit of Empress Maria Theresia to Eszterháza in 1773. However, research by Robbins Landon has shown that the symphony should be redated to 1770.2 Landon rightly comments that although the accepted soubriquet may be mistaken, the message is right, for in its magnificence it is a ‘Symphony for Queens and Emperors’.




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Symphony in C major ‘Maria Theresia’
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