Haydn: Sturm und Drang symphonies (collection)

In the late 1760s and early 1770s, Haydn entered a stylistic period known as “Sturm und Drang” (“storm and stress”). This term is taken from a literary movement of about the same time, though it appears that the musical development actually preceded the literary one by a few years.[x] The musical language of this period is similar to what went before [Baroque], but it is deployed in work that is more intensely expressive, especially in the works in minor keys. James Webster describes the works of this period as “longer, more passionate, and more daring”.[63] [Wikipedia ]