Hornkonzert D-Dur, Hob. VIId:3
Faksimile der autographen Partitur. Kommentar von Ingrid Fuchs.
[Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna]
detail of the MS
2009. 22 x 32 cm, 28, 39 pp. A fascinating and important representative of Haydn's entire concerto œuvre comes to light in this brilliant facsimile of the Horn Concerto in D Major, Hob. VIId:3. Haydn composed a relatively small group of wind concertos (6 in total), two which are lost. This work was most likely composed for the horn virtuoso Joseph Leutgeb, and in violation of his contract with the
Esterházy House, since it was
not written for the court orchestra.
Of special mention is Haydn's note
written on the last page of the score
stating "in schlaff geschrieben"
(written while asleep). This is due to
a mistake in the scoring of the
instruments and was most likely the
result of Haydn composing secretly at
night, half asleep. Commentary in
edition of 500 copies with beautiful
period design coverboards and pasted
on etikette. $207.