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Favorite Haydn Joke

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Franz Joseph Haydn is often credited to being one of the first composers who wrote humor in their music. What are your favorite jokes from his music? My personal favorites would probably be the bassoon "fart" from his 93rd Symphony and the


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the bassoon "fart" from his 93rd Symphony
Doesn't this part in the first movement [the video on the left, time-stamped @ 5:50] sound like it's anticipating that part in the slow movement [the video on the right, time-stamped @ 12:40]. Or are they just a stylistic trait used repeatedly without such a meaning?
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