Professor David Wyn Jones
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 74377
Fax: +44(0)29 208 74379
Location: 33 Corbett Road (Annexe), Room 1.05
David Wyn Jones was appointed as Lecturer in 1974, becoming Senior Lecturer in 1998 and Reader in 2002. He was awarded a Professorial Chair in 2007 and became Head of School in March 2008. His main interest lies in the music of the Classical Period, in particular Haydn, Beethoven and Vienna, and in aspects of music dissemination and publishing. He was a member of the core group for the international project, ‘The Circulation of Music, 1600-1900’, sponsored by the European Science Foundation (2000-04).
He has recently been awarded a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust to research a long overdue, alternative approach to the history of music in Vienna.
He is on the Editorial Board of the journal Eighteenth-Century Music and the e-journal Joseph Haydn Perspectives. His book The Oxford Composer Companions: Haydn was awarded a prize by the International Association of Music Librarians (UK and Ireland) in 2002. He has been chairman of the Music Libraries Trust since 2005, is a Trustee of RISM (UK) and was elected a Vice President of the Royal Musical Association in 2009. He has given public lectures and talks at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, Royal Festival Hall and other major venues.
He currently teaches a module on the history of opera from Handel to Weber, a postgraduate seminar course on Haydn’s op. 76 quartets and individual postgraduate seminars on canon and reception history, historiography, and the public sphere.
The Life of Haydn (Cambridge: CUP, 2009)
The Symphony in Beethoven’s Vienna (Cambridge: CUP, 2006)
(ed.) The Oxford Composer Companions: Haydn (Oxford: OUP, 2002; revised paperback edition 2009)
(ed.) Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000)
The Life of Beethoven (Cambridge: CUP, 1998)
(ed. with Otto Biba) Studies in Music History presented to H. C. Robbins Landon on his Seventieth Birthday (London: Thames and Hudson, 1996)
(ed.) Music in Eighteenth-Century Austria (Cambridge: CUP, 1996)
Beethoven. Pastoral Symphony (Cambridge: CUP, 1995)
(with H. C. Robbins Landon) Haydn. His Life and Music (London: Thames and Hudson, 1988)
Book Chapters, Journal Articles and Published Papers
‘Haydn's Forgotten Quartets: Three of the 'Paris' Symphonies Arranged for String Quartet’, Eighteenth-century Music, 8 (2011), 287-307.
‘Becoming a complete Kapellmeister: Haydn and Mattheson’s Der vollkommene Capellmeister’, Studia Musicologica 51 (2010), 29-40.
'Haydn in London: London in Haydn', Österreichische Musikzeitschrift 3/4 (2009), 40-48
'The Stylus a Cappella masses of the Viennese Classical School: Palestrina honoured and transformed', in Giancarlo Rostirolla, Stefania Soldati and Elena Zomparelli (eds), Palestrina e l'Europa. Atti del III Convegno Internazionale di Studi (Palestrina, 6-9 ottobre 1994) (Palestrina Fondazione G. Pierluigi da Palestrina, 2006), 1061-74
'Some aspects of Clementi's career as a publisher', in B. M. Antolini and C. Mastroprimiano (eds), Muzio Clementi. Compositore, (Forte)pianista, editore (Lucca: Lim Editrice, 2006), 3-19
'Haydn, Hoffmeister, Beethoven and Mozart. Salomon's 1801 Concert Series', in Ingrid Fuchs (ed.), Festschrift Otto Biba zum 60. Geburtstag (Tutzing: Schneider, 2006), 29-37
‘First among equals: Haydn and his fellow composers’, in Caryl Clark (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Haydn (Cambridge: CUP, 2005), 45-57
‘What do surviving copies of early printed music tell us?’, in Rudolf Rasch (ed.), Music Publishing in Europe 1600-1900 (Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2005), 139-58
‘A newly identified sketchleaf for Haydn’s Quartet in d minor, “Opus 103”’, Haydn-Studien, 8 (2004), 413-17
‘The origins of the Quartet’ and ‘Beethoven and the Viennese Legacy’, in Robin Stowell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet (Cambridge: CUP, 2003), 177-84 and 210-37
‘”ma in Ispagna. . . “ Manuscript sources for Mozart’s Music in the Royal Palace, Madrid’, Mitteilungen der Internationalen Stiftung Mozarteum, 49 (2001), 40-50
‘Austrian Symphonies in the Royal Palace, Madrid’, in Malcolm Boyd and Juan-José Carreras (eds), Music in Spain during the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge: CUP, 1998), 125-43
'From Artaria to Longman & Broderip: Mozart’s Music on Sale in London’, in Otto Biba and David Wyn Jones (eds), Studies in Music History presented to H. C. Robbins Landon on his Seventieth Birthday (London: Thames and Hudson, 1996)
‘Introduction: new challenges, new perspectives’ and ‘Haydn’s Missa sunt bona mixta malis and the a cappella tradition’, in David Wyn Jones (ed.), Music in Eighteenth-Century Austria (Cambridge: CUP, 1996), 1-10 and 89-111
‘A Spanish Source for Haydn’s “Non nobis Domine”’, Haydn Yearbook, 17 (1992), 167-9
‘Why did Mozart compose his last three Symphonies? Some new Hypotheses’, Music Review, 51 (1990), 280-9
‘Haydn’s Music in London in the Period 760-1790’, Haydn Yearbook, 14 (1983), 144-72
‘Robert Bremner and The Periodical Overture’, Soundings, 7 (1978), 63-84
(with H. C. Robbins Landon, Joseph Haydn. Missa 'sunt bona mixta malis' (Paris: Editions Mario Bois, 1992)
J. C. Bach. Symphonies III. Seven Symphonic Works form Eighteenth-Century Printed Sources. The Collected Works of Johann Christian Bach 1735-1782, Volume 28 (New York: Garland Press, 1989)
Vanhal. Six Quartets. An Edition and Commentary (Cardiff: University College Press, 1980)
- Entries in Cambridge Mozart Encyclopedia (2005), The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004), The New Grove Dictionary of Music, Second Edition (2001), Die ‘neue’ Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, The Viking Opera Guide (1993)
- Reviews in British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Early Music, Eighteenth-Century Music, Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Music and Letters and The Musical Times
David Wyn Jones is engaged on a cultural history of music in Vienna - Vienna and the Culture of Music: 1700, 1800, 1900 - to be published by Boydell & Brewer in 2016.
'Haydn's Forgotten Quartets' was a research project funded by the British Academy that evaluates the authenticity of quartet arrangements credited to the composer.
Research Papers and Public Lectures
'The 'Eroica' Symphony: Setting the agenda and forgetting history', study session at the Royal Northern College of Music, 1 February 2013
'Converting Symphonies into String Quartets: Haydn's Forgotten Quartets','Music without Walls? Source Studies in the 21st Century', Queen's University, Belfast, 16-17 December 2009
'Shaping Haydn's destiny: London and Haydn, 1782-1790', 'The reception of Haydn', Universität Mozarteum, Salzburg, 20-22 November 2009
'Converting Symphonies into String Quartets: Haydn's Forgotten Quartets', international conference 'Haydn and Landon', Boston University, 2 October 2009
'Proms Intro' on Haydn's The Creation, Royal College of Music, BBC Proms, London, 18 July 2009
'Haydn, the complete Kapellmeister. Haydn and Mattheson's Der vollkommene Capellmeister', Haydn Conference, Budapest and Esterháza, 27-30 May 2009
' "Such a thing is possible only in England". Austria, England, Haydn and History', conference 'Joseph Haydn and the Business of Music', British Library, London, 14-15 March 2009
'Setting the Agenda. Beethoven, Eberl and the Viennese Classical School', Cambridge University, 27 February 2008
'Creating the Creation', LSO Discovery Day, LSO St Luke's, London, 7 October 2007
'The Mozart Dynasty and the Making of Mozart', York Early Music Festival, 13 July 2006
Current PhD Candidates
Anke Caton, ‘Political representation in Schubert’s songs’
Vanessa Devaux, Violin music and violin players in Vienna, 1800-1830’
Andrew Hansford ‘Music publication and keyboard music in London, 1770-90’
Successful PhD Candidates
Paul Ellison, ‘The Key to Beethoven: Connecting Tonality and Meaning in his Music’ (2010)
Cameron Gardner, ‘Schubert’s 1825 piano sonatas: constructing and deconstructing intepretation from expressive opposition’ (2006)
Jane Holland, ‘Robert Bremner’s “Favourite Songs”: opera publishing in eighteenth-century London’ (2003)
James Garratt, ‘Palestrina and the German Romantic Imagination. Interpreting Historicism in nineteenth-century music’ (1999)
Maurizio Dottori, ‘The Church Music of Davide Perez and Niccolo Jommelli, with special emphasis on their funeral music’ (1997)
Wendy Taylor, ‘English Pantomime in London in the period 1779-1785’ (1997)