Joseph Haydn: Fantasia In C (Capriccio) Hob. XVII:4

Books | Piano

Publisher: Henle Verlag
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Composed in early 1789, during a 'whimsical hour', Haydn's Fantasy In C Major was intended to meet with approval from 'both connoisseurs and amateurs' – not least because it is 'not too difficult'.

When Haydn switched from the Harpsichord to the Fortepiano in the 1780s, he found he had a rich palette of sound colours and dynamic variations at his disposal - something which he employed enthusiastically in this piece.

In this Henle urtext Edition, Christine Schornsheim provides historically accurate fingerings. This stand-alone edition follows the musical text of the Haydn Complete Edition, and provides an ideal means for players to get to grips with Haydn's experiments with the sounds of the Piano.

Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 24 January 2017
No of pages: 15
Language: English, French, German
Catalogue No: HN952