Toy Symphony

The Toy Symphony ( Original title: Berchtold Gaden music ( Berchtesgaden music ), also known as Cassatio ex G) is a chamber composition from before the Viennese Classical - which is already a clue to later symphonic works of the genre. The authorship has long been unclear. The work of Leopold Mozart and his pupil Johann Rain Prechter was attributed to Joseph Haydn and his brother Michael Haydn were temporarily as composers. According to recent findings Edmund Angerer is the actual composer of the " Toy Symphony ", but even this theory is not without controversy among musicologists.

In the " Toy Symphony " come in addition to the usual orchestra seven typical children Instruments Berchtesgaden War from the Berchtesgaden used: cuckoo, quail, trumpet, drum, ratchet, organ hen and Cymbelstern.

The complete work consists of the following seven principles:

Of this is set number 3 (Allegro) certainly the best known, in which the main theme is clearly expressed.

The nickname " Toy Symphony " received the work probably for the first time in 1813 by an issue of notes of the music publisher Hofmeister, who presented the work in a three-movement version. In this commonly played version of the work consists only of the sets [ 3 ] Allegro - [ 4 ] Menuetto - [ 7 ] Finale ( Presto).