Haydn was an effective and poignant composer. He was able to bring in a lot of new innovations in his classical renditions. There was a strong influence of the romanticism essayed in his works. The Solo sonatas that have been composed by Haydn’s keyboard music are moving and effective renditions. There have been numerous efforts undertaken to number the Sonata of Haydn. Numbering the Haydn sonata is a complex process that entails detailed understanding of the perception of the composer along with the technicalities of the music. One such attempt was undertaken in the year 1957.
The catalogue compiled by Anthony Van Hoboken for 52 Sonatas, was published in 1957 by Schott & Co. This number was adopted by the first Urtext of Haydn-Breitkopf und Hartel edition published in 1918 which edited by Carl Päsler. In 1966, Christa Landon first published his edition by Wiener Urtext and it became the finest edition at once. Base on Päsler’s edition and many discoveries, Landon added in Haydn’s ten sonatas therefore total 62 Sonatas in his edition. The Hoboken edition was arranged chronologically and Landon edition was categorized by types of music.
Symphony in F major has a finale in which there is a brilliant exposition of the sonata. This is a creation of the exclusive Adiango. This is similar in composition to the works of Mozart.
This sonata is from a set of six sonatas (Hob.XVI:21-26) composed in 1773 during his almost thirty years work for his patron Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. This set of six sonatas was the first work printed by the publisher under his supervision. We can speculate from the chamber, theater and church music used in the Esterhazy court that the Prince’s music taste tended to so-called Galant style. This was specially seen in the sonata-form that has been elucidated in the moderate tempo. The movement was often organized into a standard Viennese trio sonata cycle of the time. I.e. it has been developed into the Slow-Fast-Minuet theme that is a significant character of the Viennese trio sonata cycle. Hence from this it can be understood that there are some inherent similarities in these six sonatas. In the first five movements there is a moderate tempo. Among this two of the finales are in the minuet style. Another one of the musical composition is the slow movements that have been essayed in a Siciliana dance style. This makes the sonata compositions interesting.