24 Lieder, Hob.XXVIa:1-24 (Haydn, Joseph)

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Bassani (2010/10/15)

Publisher. Info. Vienna: Artaria, n.d.[1784]. Plate 20, 24.
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Nanki Ongaku Bunko (J-Tn): RISM A/I: H 2617., RISM A/I: H 2618
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Volume I (Songs 1-12)

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Bassani (2011/2/13)

Arranger William Shield (1748-1829)
Language English
Publisher. Info. London: Longman & Broderip, n.d.
Misc. Notes Title: Twelve Ballads composed by the celebrated Haydn of Vienna, adapted to English Words with an Accompaniment for the Harpsichord or Piano Forte.
Song order and librettists in English ed.
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Volume II (Songs 13-24)

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Artaria, n.d.[1784]. Plate 24.
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Stanford University Memorial Library of Music, Stanford (US-STun): RISM A/I: H 2618.
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Language English
Publisher. Info. London: Longman & Broderip, n.d.(ca.1789).
Misc. Notes Title: XII Original English Canzonetts with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte or Harp, Op.59
Song order in English ed.
Nanki Ongaku Bunko (J-Tn): RISM A/I: H 2631.
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General Information

Work Title 24 Lieder für das Clavier
Alternative. Title
Composer Haydn, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Hob.XXVIa:1-24
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 24 songs
  • Volume I.
1. Das strickende Mädchen, Hob.XXVIa:1 (B-flat major)
2. Cupido, Hob.XXVIa:2 (E major)
3. Der erste Kuß, Hob.XXVIa:3 (E-flat major)
4. Eine sehr gewöhnliche Geschichte, Hob.XXVIa:4 (G major)
5. Der Verlassene, Hob.XXVIa:5 (G minor)
6. Der Gleichsinn, Hob.XXVIa:6 (A major)
7. An Iris, Hob.XXVIa:7 (B-flat major)
8. An Thyrsis, Hob.XXVIa:8 (D major)
9. Trost unglücklicher Liebe, Hob.XXVIa:9 (F minor)
10. Die Landlust, Hob.XXVIa:10 (C major)
11. Liebeslied, Hob.XXVIa:11 (D major)
12. Die zu späte Ankunft der Mutter, Hob.XXVIa:12 (E-flat major)
  • Volume II.
13. Jeder meint, der Gegenstand, Hob.XXVI:13 (F major)
14. Lachet nicht, Mädchen, Hob.XXVI:14 (B-flat major)
15. O liebes Mädchen, höre mich, Hob.XXVI:15 (G major)
16. Gegenliebe, Hob.XXVI:16 (G major)
17. Geistliches Lied, Hob.XXVI:17 (G minor)
18. Auch die sprödeste der Schönen, Hob.XXVI:18 (F major)
19. O fließ, ja wallend fließ in Zähren, Hob.XXVI:19 (E major)
20. Zufriedenheit, Hob.XXVI:20 (C major)
21. Das Leben ist ein Traum, Hob.XXVI:21 (E-flat major)
22. Lob der Faulheit, Hob.XXVIa:22 (A minor)
23. Minna, Hob.XXVI:23 (A major)
24. Auf meines Vaters Grab, Hob.XXVI:24 (E major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1781
First Publication. 1781, 1784 - Vienna: Artaria
Librettist see below
1. Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803), after Charles Sedley (1639–1701)
2, 11. Gottlieb von Leon (1757–1832)
3. Johann Georg Jacobi (1740–1814)
4, 12. Christian Felix Weisse (1726–1804)
5. Lorenz Leopold Haschka (1749–1827)
6. Johann Joachim Eschenburg (1743–1820), after George Wither (1588–1667)
7. Johann August Weppen (1741–1812)
8. Christiana Mariana von Ziegler (1695–1760)
10. Georg Ernst Stahl (1659–1734)
13. Philipp Georg Bader (d.1779)
16. Gottfried August Bürger (1747–1794)
18. Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter (1746–1797)
20-21. Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (1719–1803)
22. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729–1781)
23. Johann Jakob Engel (1741–1802)
Unknown (Nos.9, 14, 15, 17, 19, 24)
1-12 English edition:
1. Johann Gottfried Herder, after Charles Sedley; translated by Thomas Holcroft (1745-1809)
2. George Lyttelton (1709–1773)
3. Major Henry Waller I (fl.1785)
4, 5. Thomas Holcroft
6, 7. William Pearce (fl.1785)
8. Peter Pindar (1738-1819)
9, 10, 12. unknown
11. Matthew Prior (1664-1721)
Language German (+ English translations)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation voice, keyboard (or harp in English ed. Vol.2)
Extra Information The first printings (1781, 1784) were issued in a total of four volumes of 6 songs each. These were combined into two volumes of 12 songs each for later printings.

Misc. Comments

Songs with Keyboard by Joseph Haydn (Hob. XXV-XXVI)
Hob. XXVa (2 Voices and Keyboard)
  • Beim Schmerz der dieses Herz durchwühlt, Hob.XXVIa:37
  • Der schlaue Pudel, Hob.XXVIa:38
  • Trachten will ich nicht auf Erden, Hob.XXVIa:39
  • Der Feldzug, Hob.XXVIa:40
  • Als einst mit Weibes Schönheit, Hob.XXVIa:44
  • Vergiß mein nicht, Hob.XXVIa:46
  • Bald wehen uns des Frühlings Lüfte, Hob.XXVIa:47
  • Ich liebe, du liebest, er liebet, Hob.XXVIa:48a
  • Dürre, Staub, vermorschte Knochen, Hob.XXVIa:48b
  • Sag'n allweil vom Staatsleb'n, Hob.XXVIa:48c
  • Kein besseres Leben ist ja auf der Welt, Hob.XXVIa:48d
XXVb (3 Voices and Keyboard)
  • An den Vetter, Hob.XXVb:1
  • Daphnens einziger Fehler, Hob.XXVb:2
  • Betrachtung des Todes, Hob.XXVb:3
  • An die Frauen, Hob.XXVb:4
XXVc (4 Voices and Keyboard)
  • Der Augenblick, Hob.XXVc:1
  • Alles hat seine Zeit, Hob.XXVc:3
  • Die Beredsamkeit, Hob.XXVc:4
  • Der Greis, Hob.XXVc:5
  • Die Warnung, Hob.XXVc:6
  • Wider den Übermut, Hob.XXVc:7
XXVIa (Voice and Keyboard)
XXVIb (Cantatas)
  • Deutschlands Klage auf den Tod des grossen Friedrichs Borussens König, Hob.XXVIb:1
  • Dr. Har(r)ingtons Compliment, Hob.XXVIb:3
  • Lines from the battle of the Nile, Hob.XXVIb:4