Trumpet Concerto (Michael Haydn)


Trumpet Concerto (Michael Haydn)

Michael Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in C major, MH 60, was completed in 1763, and is "is one of the most difficult in the entire repertory." [Edward H. Tarr, booklet for Naxos 8.554375, "The Art of the Baroque Trumpet", Vol. 4] The work is in two movements:

*I. Adagio
*II. Allegro molto

Confusingly, this concerto is sometimes listed as Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in C major, but the Trumpet Concerto No. 1 in D major, MH 104, is technically two excerpts from a Divertimento and not a concerto proper.

Besides the solo trumpet in C, the concerto is scored for 2 flutes, strings, and continuo. Part of the difficulty of the concerto is because of the very high notes for the trumpet, which is written even higher than the flutes (indeed, the solo trumpet part is much higher than would be advisable for the modern trumpet, while the flute parts are too low for modern flutes to be heard clearly against a full string section). Both movements provide room for a cadenza; Edward H. Tarr's edition for Musica Rara writes out cadenzas in the trumpet part but not in the conductor's score. Tarr's cadenza for the second movement even goes up to a G above high C but provides ossia for the next lower G.

Discography

Niklas Eklund has recorded it with the Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble conducted by Nils-Erik Sparf on a Naxos Records album entitled "The Art of the Baroque Trumpet", Vol. 4, which includes other concertos for natural trumpet (i.e., no valves, keys or slides). But generally, recordings of Michael Haydn's Trumpet Concerto typically also include Joseph Haydn's much more famous Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major (for keyed trumpet but just as easily played on valve trumpet).

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Trumpet Concerto (Haydn) — Joseph Haydn s Concerto per il Clarino, Hob.: VII e, 1 ( Trumpet Concerto in E flat major ) was written in 1796, when he was 64 years old, for his long time friend Anton Weidinger.Original instrumentAnton Weidinger reputably had developed a keyed …   Wikipedia

  • Trumpet Concerto (Leopold Mozart) — Leopold Mozart s Trumpet Concerto in D major was completed in 1762, and is now popular with trumpeters. [Charles Cudsworth, review of Argo LP ZRG 669, The Musical Times 112 1539 (1971): 452] The work is in two movements:*I. Largo [The Gábor… …   Wikipedia

  • Symphony No. 2 (Michael Haydn) — Michael Haydn s Symphony No. 2 in C major, Perger 2, Sherman 2, MH 37, was written in Großwardein in 1761.Scored for 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets and strings and continuo, in four movements:# Allegro # Andante, in F major # Menuetto e …   Wikipedia

  • List of compositions by Michael Haydn — This list of compositions by Michael Haydn is a list of the musical compositions of Michael Haydn sorted by genre, and then chronologically when year of composition is indicated, otherwise alphabetically. The numbering in parenthesis starting… …   Wikipedia

  • concerto — /keuhn cher toh/; It. /kawn cherdd taw/, n., pl. concertos, concerti / tee/. Music. a composition for one or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment, now usually in symphonic form. [1720 30; < It, deriv. of concertare; see… …   Universalium

  • Concerto — For other uses, see Concerto (disambiguation). Frederick the Great playing a flute concerto in Sanssouci, C. P. E. Bach at the piano, Johann Joachim Quantz is lea …   Wikipedia

  • Concerto for Orchestra — Although a concerto is usually a piece of music for one or more solo instruments accompanied by a full orchestra, several composers have written works with the apparently contradictory title Concerto for Orchestra. This title is usually chosen to …   Wikipedia

  • Joseph Haydn — (Franz) Joseph Haydn [Although he is sometimes called Franz Joseph Haydn , the name Franz was not used in the composer s lifetime and is avoided by scholars. (Webster, James: Haydn, Joseph , Grove Music Online ed. L. Macy (Accessed 18 January… …   Wikipedia

  • Natural trumpet — copy by Francisco Pérez after Johann Leonhard Ehe III A natural trumpet is a valveless brass instrument that is able to play the notes of the harmonic series. Contents 1 History …   Wikipedia

  • Piano concerto — Performance of a piano concerto involves a piano on stage with the orchestra A piano concerto is a concerto written for piano and orchestra. See also harpsichord concerto; some of these works are occasionally played on piano. Joseph Haydn and… …   Wikipedia