Perger-Verzeichnis

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The Perger-Verzeichnis ("Perger Catalogue") is a thematic-chronological catalogue of instrumental compositions by Michael Haydn, compiled by Lothar Perger in 1907. Like Ludwig von Köchel's catalog of Mozart's compositions (the Köchel-Verzeichnis), Perger's catalog uses a single range of numbers, from 1 to 136, but like Hoboken's catalog of Joseph Haydn's music, groups the pieces first into categories (symphonies, concertos, etc.) and then sorts them chronologically.

Perger's attempt at figuring out the chronology is, however, so full of mistakes (including the attribution to Haydn of music by others) that later musicologists, instead of trying to amend the catalog (as they have with Köchel's) have created new ones from scratch. The most credible is the one by Charles Sherman and T. Donley Thomas, a chronological catalog of 838 pieces in which each piece is assigned an MH number in that range according to their best guesses at chronology.

Even so, Perger's catalog is still widely used by libraries, music publishing houses and some record companies.

For a more complete listing of Michael Haydn's instrumental and vocal music, see list of compositions by Michael Haydn. The following list only includes those pieces with a Perger number, even when they're not by Haydn. See also Klafsky-Verzeichnis.

Symphonies[edit]

Perger numbered the symphonies from 1 to 52, but he included suites from incidental music by Haydn compiled into symphonies by someone else, as well as three symphonies altogether written by others. However, Perger overlooked a divertimento in G major that is sometimes called a symphony.

Concertos[edit]

Perger overlooked a violin concerto in G major, MH 52, while the horn concerto he placed in a miscellaneous category at the end.

  • Violin Concerto in B-flat major, MH 36, Perger 53
  • Flute Concerto No. 1 in D major, MH 81, Perger 54
  • Concerto in C major for Organ and Viola, MH 41, Perger 55
  • Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, MH 105, Perger 56
  • Harpsichord Concerto in F major (fragment), MH 268, Perger 57

Marches[edit]

  • March in D major, Perger 58, MH 67
  • March in F major, Perger 59, MH 421
  • March in D major, Perger 60, MH 439
  • March in C major, Perger 61, MH 440
  • March in D major, Perger 62, MH 441
  • March in D major, Perger 63, MH 339
  • March in D major, Perger 64, MH 515
  • Marcia Turchese in C major, Perger 65, MH 601
  • March in C major, Perger 66, MH 823
  • National-Marsch in C major, Perger 67 (lost), MH 569
  • March in D major, Perger 68, MH 220

Minuets[edit]

For the most part these are collections of minuets that can be played on their own. Because Haydn wrote a minuet to symphony No. 33 long after the rest of the symphony, Perger mixed this minuet up with the free-standing pieces.

  • 6 Menuetti, Perger 69, MH 333
  • 6 Menuetti, Perger 70, MH 354
  • 6 Menuetti, Perger 71, MH 414
  • 6 Menuettini Tedeschi, Perger 72, MH 416
  • 6 Menuetti, Perger 73, MH 423
  • 6 Menuettini Tedeschi, Perger 74, MH 424
  • 6 Menuetti, Perger 75, MH 499
  • 6 Menuettini Tedeschi, Perger 76, MH 417
  • 12 Menuetti, Perger 77, MH 550
  • 12 Menuetti, Perger 78, MH 693
  • 12 Menuetti, Perger 79, MH 135
  • 12 Menuetti, Perger 80, MH 274
  • 12 Menuetti, Perger 81, MH 193
  • Menuetto for symphony No. 33 in B flat major, MH 652, Perger 82

Inglese[edit]

  • 2 Inglese in C major, Perger 83, MH 529

Ballo[edit]

  • Ballet-Pantomime "Herman", Perger 84

Serenades[edit]

  • Serenade in D major, Perger 85, MH 407
  • A serenade by someone else, Perger 86
  • Serenade in D major, Perger 87, MH 86
  • A serenade by someone else, Perger 88

Cassations[edit]

  • Cassation in D major, Perger 89, MH 171
  • Cassation in E flat major, Perger 90, MH 208

Pastorello[edit]

  • Pastorello in C major, Perger 91, MH 83

Divertimenti[edit]

  • Divertimento in B flat major, Perger 92, MH 199
  • Divertimento in D major, Perger 93, MH 319, includes a march in D major, MH 320
  • Divertimento in G major, Perger 94, MH 406
  • Divertimento in D major, Perger 95, MH 418
  • Divertimento in G major, Perger 96, MH 518

Nocturnes[edit]

Though Perger called them nocturnes, some of these are more generally known as divertimenti. The list even includes a string quartet and a quintet.

  • Divertimento in C major, Perger 97 (lost), MH A8
  • Divertimento à 3 in C major, Perger 98, MH 179
  • Divertimento à 3 in C major, Perger 99, MH 27
  • Divertimento in D major, Perger 100, MH 464
  • Divertimento à 3 in D major, Perger 101, MH 5
  • Divertimento à 3 in E flat major, Perger 102, MH 9
  • Divertimento à 3 in G major, Perger 103, MH 6
  • String Quartet in G major, Perger 104, MH 172
  • String Quintet in B flat major, Perger 105, MH 412
  • Notturno in F major, Perger 106, MH 185

Partita[edit]

  • Partita in F major, Perger 107 (lost), MH 59

Quintets[edit]

  • String Quintet in C major, Perger 108, MH 187
  • String Quintet in G major, Perger 109, MH 189
  • String Quintet in F major, Perger 110, MH 367
  • String Quintet in E flat major, Perger 111, MH 516
  • String Quintet in F major, Perger 112, MH 411
  • A quintet by someone else, Perger 113
  • A quintet by someone else, Perger 114

Quartets[edit]

  • Quartetto for violin, English horn, cello & continuo in C major, Perger 115, MH 600
  • String Quartet in C major, Perger 116, MH 313
  • Flute Quartet in D major, P 117, P 117
  • String Quartet in E flat major, Perger 118, MH 309
  • String Quartet in F major, Perger 119, MH 312
  • Flute Quartet in F major, P deest, P deest
  • Piece for string quartet in G major, MH 664
  • String Quartet in G minor, Perger 120, MH 311
  • String Quartet in A major, Perger 121, MH 299
  • String Quartet in A major, Perger 122, MH 310
  • String Quartet in B flat major, Perger 123, MH 209
  • String Quartet in B flat major, Perger 124, MH 308
  • String Quartet in B flat major, Perger 125, MH 316

Sonatas[edit]

Hieronymus Graf von Colloredo commissioned Haydn to write six duos for violin and viola. Haydn fell ill after completing the fourth, so he asked Mozart to write the other two (K. 423 and K. 424). The set of six was presented as all Haydn's, and Colloredo was unable to "detect in them Mozart's obvious workmanship."[4] With these Perger lumped a sonata for two violins and organ.

  • Sonata for 2 violins & organ in B flat major, Perger 126 (lost), MH Appendix 9
  • Duo for violin and viola in C major, Perger 127, MH 335
  • Duo for violin and viola in D major, Perger 128, MH 336
  • Duo for violin and viola in E major, Perger 129, MH 337
  • Duo for violin and viola in F major, Perger 130, MH 338

Preludes[edit]

  • Cadenze e versetti, Perger 131, MH 176

Miscellaneous and fragments[edit]

  • Der Traum, Perger 133, MH 84
  • Horn Concerto in D major, Perger 134, MH 134
  • String Quartet in G major, Perger 135 (fragment), MH 174
  • Andantino for string quartet in B flat major, Perger 136, MH 175

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sherman (1982): lxviii. Perger 24 excludes the minuet (with trio and coda) which is listed as Perger 82.
  2. ^ Sherman (1982): lvii. "Although this work (Perger 45 [46 is meant here]) is derived from a separate larger composition, as a are the six symphonies described above [No.s 8, 12, 15, 16, 17, 20], its form and its proportions call its authenticity into question. The Seitenstetten symphony opens with a substantial movement in sonata style followed by three short numbers. Two of these are minuets with trio—a combination of movements that occurs in no other symphony by Haydn. So curious a sequence of movements appears all the more dubious in as much as Die Wahrheit der Natur contains a true finale, which most likely Haydn would have maintained for its character and its length had he himself compiled this symphony. The Seitenstetten work, therefore, is omitted from the list of authentic symphonies."
  3. ^ Jens Peter Larsen, "Haydn und das >>kleine Quartbuch<<" Acta Musicologica, Vol. 7, Fasc. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1935), p. 121, n. 3
  4. ^ John N. Burk, Mozart and His Music. New York: Random House (1959): 140

References[edit]

  • Charles H. Sherman and T. Donley Thomas, Johann Michael Haydn (1737 - 1806), a chronological thematic catalogue of his works. Stuyvesant, New York: Pendragon Press (1993)
  • C. Sherman, "Johann Michael Haydn" in The Symphony: Salzburg, Part 2 London: Garland Publishing (1982): lxiii