Music: Take Away 50

Before he died at 77, Franz Joseph Haydn composed more than 500 works, including at least 104 symphonies. Last week the Haydn Society, which has been busying itself preparing a catalogue of Haydn compositions and recording many of them, reported some tentative findings: some 50 works generally attributed to Haydn are not his at all—and further, many a Haydn score has been tampered with by "improving" editors.

After two years of Haydn-go-seek, H. C. Robbins Landon, one of the society's founders, writes in the Saturday Review of Literature: "It is (unfortunately) more profitable today...

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