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Symphony No.94 in G Surprise 2nd movement Haydn Help Opus Details
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Haydn spent quite a lot of time in England, responding to his great popularity there, fuelled by the London concerts organised by the English Impressario Salomon. He wrote his 94th symphony in Hertfordshire, on his first visit to England in 1791.

The commonly used title of this Symphony No 94, Surprise was not given by Haydn himself, but attached to the work later by concert-goers. It refers to the sudden very loud chord at the end of the second repetion of the first theme of the 2nd movement, which comes after a pianissimo passage. It is reputed to have caused some elderly ladies who were slumbering, to wake up with a start at this point!
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