Piano Trio, Hob.XV:31 (Haydn, Joseph)
Scores and Parts
Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, . Plate 8281.
This is trio number 18 in the Hermann edition. It is number 41 in the Robbins Landon chronological list. Composed in 1795. // Do we have evidence, e.g. contemporary notice in a journal of receipt of publication/review - not just "gee, this fits in the plate table for Edition Peters quite nicely here but not here!"; Plate Tables are not in point of fact "nice" or ordered things - that this edition was published (as was earlier claimed here) in the late 1890s, not the mid 1870s as one finds at Hofmeisters Monatsberichte?
|Work Title||Piano Trio in E♭ minor, Hob.XV:31|
|Alternative Title||sonate avec acc. de violon et violoncelle|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||Hob.XV:31 (Op.53)|
|Year/Date of Composition||1795|
|First Publication||1800 ca.?|
|Instrumentation||Violin, Cello, Piano|
When was the first published edition? Might be some information in the Haydn complete edition, though unlike the corresponding NMA (Mozart) I don't think that's as nearly completely available online, scores and source-discussions both, as this. Still, there are other ways to get clues (early editions of course don't mention Hoboken numbers on their frontispieces, but their catalog entries as prepared by librarians sometimes- even almost often- do, hopefully accurately (and similarly with other composers and catalog systems), in hopes of making like things match with like :) ) - Schissel (according to, possibly published as early as ca.1800 or so as part of an early Breitkopf & Härtel "oeuvres complettes" , volume 10 of which contained:
"Cah. 10 8 sonates pour le pianoforte : 5 sonates avec acc. de violon et violoncelle [es-moll, Es-Dur, A-Dur, F-Dur, g-moll], 3 sonates avec acc. de violon [D-Dur, Es-Dur, A-Dur]" - the E-flat minor accompanied sonata being, one supposes, this work. It was more than usual to call a piano trio an (accompanied) sonata - not even a trio sonata, just a sonata - though Mozart and some others had started calling them trios, too, I think, at a certain point...)