Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

Individual record

[+] Feder, Georg. "Similarities in the Works of Haydn." In Studies in Eighteenth-Century Music: A Tribute to Karl Geiringer on His Seventieth Birthday, ed. H. C. Robbins Landon with Roger E. Chapman, 186-97. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1970.

Deliberate reuse of earlier material is rare in Haydn. Similarities of later works to his earlier compositions do occur but they are apparently due to unconscious borrowing or to different realizations of the same musical idea. Some similarities are better explained as usage of the common archetypal musical vocabulary rather than as plain quotations. Self-borrowing in Haydn usually goes beyond mere repetition of the borrowed material, involving a transformation of the borrowed material or an elucidation of its expressive meaning.

Works: Haydn: Chorus "Su cantiamo" (186), L'Anima del Filosofo (186), Piano Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:39 (187), The Creation (187, 192-93), Piano Sonata Hob. XVI:10 (187), Baryton Trio in G Major, Hob. XI:125 (188), L'Isola Disabitata (188), Symphony No. 100 in G Major (188-90), Baryton Trio in G Major, Hob. XI:102 (189-90), Armida (189, 192-93), Baryton Trio in G Major Hob. XI:124, (190), Symphony No. 85 in B flat Major (191-92), Symphony No. 45 in F sharp Minor (192), Cello Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1 (193), Seven Last Words (194).

Sources: Haydn: Orlando Paladino (186), Piano Sonata in C sharp Minor, Hob. XVI:36 (187), Concerto for Lira, Hob. VIIh:2 (187), Piano Sonata Hob. XVII:D1 (187), Baryton Trio in G Major, Hob. XI:123 (188), Hymnus de Venerabili, No. 4 (188), Symphony No. 61 in G Major (188-90), Baryton Trio in D Major, Hob. XI:91 (189-90), Symphony No. 75 in D Major (189), String Quartet in D Minor, Hob. III:22 (190), Symphony No. 45 in F sharp Minor (191-92), Symphony No. 60 in C Major (192), Symphony No. 68 in B flat Major (192-93), Cantata Destatevi (193), Il Ritorno di Tobia (194).

Index Classifications: 1700s

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