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works, fashionable in their time but which fall quickly from
favor, the Haydn concerto still retains a youthful freshness
It is the composers's most popular instrumental concerto. (Edward H. Tarr, ITG Journal, September 1996)
The Concerto was written in 1796 for
a Viennese trumpeter, Anton Weidinger, the developer of
Weidinger started developing his keyed trumpet in 1793 and this trumpet (unlike the earlier natural trumpet) had 4-6 holes or keys.
It could produce all the chromatic tones between (Eb) G and 3Bb,but would usually be played at a lower pitch because of the range of the concerto.
This Eb trumpet was evidently a forerunner of his 4-6 keyed trumpet (c.1801).
There is some evidence that Weidinger knew Haydn before requesting the Concerto, and Haydn may well have been the best man at Weidinger’s wedding in 1792.Rediscovery of the concert:
of the concert:
Thursday night, June 23, 1938, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto was again broadcasted by the BBC. Soloist was the English trumpeter George Eskdale. He played the second and third part, (Andante and Allegro).
This broadcast was later made into a 78 rpm phonograph by Columbia Records (Col. 70106-D). It is believed to be the first recording of the Haydn Trumpet Concerto.
Here is a list of Haydn Trumpet Concerto recordings.Other resources:
Accompaniment: .. the concerto in MIDI version, and MUS version (Finale 98). The files
are packed in ZIP format.
In september 2005, trumpeter
Brian Moore wrote an essay called "Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in
the Twentieth Century".
Here is the essay (in PDF format).
Part of this essay by Brian Moore,
was then used for an article (January 2007, ITG Journal, page 40 -
The article (here in PDF-format) was called:
Haydn's Trumpet Concerto: The Tempo and Articulation of the Andante Movement"
There is also an article by Brian
Moore in ITG Journal, June 2006:
The Rebirth of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in England: Ernest Hall, George Eskdale, and the BBC