The opening slow introduction is marked Grave. The first theme features a lyrical rising half-step motif followed by three loud chords. Mozart wrote down this theme along with the openings of symphonies 47 and 62, presumably, as Charles Rosen noted, “with an eye to conducting them at his concerts.” The second theme is very brief and also contains a rising half-step. The second theme is omitted from the recapitulation.

Date of composition 1781 (1779-1781)
Type Symphony
Tonality D Major
Catalogue Hob. I:75
Approx. duration 25 minutes
Spoken language German
Instruments Orchestra
Autotranslations beta Joseph Haydn: Symphonie n°75 en ré majeur, Hob. I:75
Franz Joseph Haydn: Sinfonia n. 75 in re maggiore, Hob. I:75
Joseph Haydn: Sinfonie Nr. 75 D-dur, Hob. I:75