There are places, primarily in the second movement, where Weidinger is believed to have changed the music because of the execution of the instrument. It is unknown whether this was in agreement with Hummel. Originally this piece was written in E major. The work is composed in three movements typical of a concerto and they are marked as follows:. The work is scored for trumpet solo, flute , 2 oboes , 2 clarinets , 2 horns , timpani and strings.
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Individual 3-year HBS membership for membership years Journals are typically mailed out either at the end of the membership year or at the beginning of the following year. It is safe to say, without any exaggeration, that if you are even remotely interested in the history and development of the trumpet that you must absolutely spend some time with this wonderfully-produced full-color facsimile and page commentary. In fact, this publication demonstrates just how inaccurate the common wisdom about the work was before Edward H.
Tarr gave the manuscript a fresh and thorough analysis. I am greatly impressed with the quality of the facsimile itself. Of all the facsimiles I own, this is the one that makes me feel most like I am holding a piece of music history in my hands. The three layers of handwriting original now-brownish ink, and later additions in red pencil and black ink necessitated the full-color reproduction and also demonstrate the distinction with which the Editions BIM printers went about their work.
Even more impressive is the inclusion of the original fold-out pieces of paper used for corrections — the publisher has taped them in exactly where they are in the original. I have to admit that at times these fold-outs made me feel like a baby holding a pop-up book, so eager was I to see what was underneath. I have only one real criticism for the facsimile portion: for some reason the publisher inserted small red measure numbers on the top corner of each page within the margins of the facsimile.
There are other insights into the false assumptions made by modern editions of the work as well. He posits that the marking indicates a heavy vibrato instead. Undoubtedly Editions BIM will print a modern urtext version in the near future, which should rectify this problem once and for all.
He and others notably John Rice in an article in Music and Letters have argued for a significant number of borrowed thematic ideas within the work from Cherubini and Mozart, as Hummel worked to increase the accessibility and popularity of his concerto. To me the presumed references to Mozart seem more like topical similarities further see the writings of Leonard Ratner. If Hummel really is quoting throughout, it would fundamentally change the way in which we think about this composition.
Perhaps Tarr is correct and these quotations are there and were intentional, but I remain skeptical. The remainder of the commentary includes biographical details, an examination of the different handwritings seen in the facsimile, and a discussion of the performance history of the work. In spite of these few and admittedly nitpicking problems, overall the facsimile edition is a must-own for the aspiring trumpet historian and will provide even the average trumpet player with a great deal of food for thought.
Those that teach trumpet at the college level will find this to be a useful and engaging resource for instruction — especially as students prepare the work for performance in recital. In summation, it is a shame that we had to wait some years for this publication, but now that we have it we should all have a copy on our bookshelf.
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Mozartean Gesture and Rhetoric in Hummel's Concerto for Trumpet
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Hummel's Concerto for Trumpet Concerto a Tromba principale is overtly operatic and is stylistically reminiscent of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Using the methodology of Leonard Ratner and Wye J. Allanbrook, it is possible to explore gesture and rhetoric in Hummel's Concerto for Trumpet and Mozart's Don Giovanni, and achieve a deeper understanding of the stylistic similarities shared between the two works. In the third movement, dance is the most significant link to Don Giovanni.