Haydn's Volksliedbearbeitungen – von Neukomm? Über die Authentizität Einiger Bearbeitungen

Rycroft, M. (2004) Haydn's Volksliedbearbeitungen – von Neukomm? Über die Authentizität Einiger Bearbeitungen. Haydn-Studien: Haydns Bearbeitungen Schottischer Volkslieder, 8(4), pp. 341-356.

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The article investigates the authenticity of the 96 Scottish song arrangements that Joseph Haydn sent Edinburgh publisher George Thomson between 30 June 1803 and 30 October 1804. Examination of their correspondence and of that between Haydn and his pupil, Sigismund Neukomm, supported by entries in the composers' own work catalogues proves that at least 36 of the song arrangements are by Neukomm, not Haydn. By analysing the remaining songs with particular reference to their harmonic idiom, instrumental part-writing, articulation, use of dynamics etc., it is possible to identify a further 23 songs that are probably the work of Neukomm.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Scottish Songs, Joseph Haydn, Sigismund Neukomm, George Thomson
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rycroft, Professor Marjorie
Authors: Rycroft, M.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Journal Name:Haydn-Studien: Haydns Bearbeitungen Schottischer Volkslieder
Publisher:G. Henle Verlag Muenchen

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
229921Haydn's Scottish Welsh and Irish FolksongsMarjorie RycroftLeverhulme Trust (LEVERHULME)RF&G/1/9800563CCA - MUSIC