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Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in the Twentieth Century (Translated by N. A. Tokarev)

ISSN 2308-1333


The translation of a work by the American scholar and musician Brian Moore presents interesting facts about the fate of the rediscovered piece for trumpet by J. Haydn in the 20th century. They are not only of scholarly, but also of performing interest. Following the empirical path, the author considers the history of performance, editions, and publications of the Concerto and comes to rethink the very principles of this work performing – tempi of all movements, articulation, and dynamic nuances. Thus, he changes the modern generally accepted ideas about the interpretation and performance of the Concerto towards a more authentic performance, with increased technical capabilities of the instrument.



J. Haydn, the Trumpet Concerto, modern interpretation, performing principles, authentic performance