Associate Professor Allan Donald Jeffryes Badley

PhD, MMus

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Associate Professor Allan Badley is a specialist in late eighteenth-century Viennese music. His publications include several hundred scholarly editions of works by major contemporaries of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, including editions of the complete works for piano and orchestra by Ferdinand Ries, mass settings by Wanhal, Hofmann and Hummel, and an extensive series of symphonies and concertos. He has published articles on Leopold Hofmann, Ignaz Pleyel, Wanhal and Haydn and is currently enagaged in the preparation of a thematic catalogue of Hofmann's works for the series Tabulae Musicae Austricae.  He is co-founder of the Hong Kong-based publishing house Artaria Editions, which is widely regarded as one of the leading specialist publishers of 18th-century music, and is a member of the editorial boards of Eighteenth-Century Music and Haydn - Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America. Allan Badley is a University of Auckland Distinguished Alumni Award winner (2003) and in 2007 he was awarded the Goldene-Pleyel-Medaille of the Internationale Ignaz Joseph Pleyel Gesellschaft (Austria). In 2013 he was appointed Musicological Leader of the Pleyel Gesamtausgabe.   

Research | Current

  • Music - 18th & early 19th centuries
  • Music editing and publishing
  • Music bibliography
  • 18th-century symphony & concerto
  • 18th-century Viennese sacred music
  • Programmatic music in the Napoeonic age
  • Leopold Hofmann
  • Ignaz Pleyel
  • Johann Baptist Wanhal

Teaching | Current

MUS 144G: Turning Points in Western Music

MUS 341: The Eighteenth-Century Symphony

MUS 357/757  Editing as Interpretation

Postgraduate supervision

Recent  Doctoral Supervisions

Lisa Chung: The Evolution of Thumb Position in Cello Playing 

Elizabeth Nicholl: Early New Zealand Printed Music (1850-1907)

Current Doctoral Supervisions

Marie-Claire Taylor: The Viennese Requiem Mass (1740-1820)

Sam Girling: Curious virtuosity: The emergence and decline of unconventional repertory for timpani and percussion in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries

Halvor Hosar: the Masses of Johann Batist Wanhal

Eddie Giffney: Enabling Authenticity: Commonalities between early and modern keyboard techniques

Imogen Morris: Baroque Alto Recorders in g' and their Repertoire

Recent Master's Supervisons

Fiona Tibbles: The Seven Ages of a Soprano




  • University of Auckland Distinguished Alumunus Award, 2003
  • Goldene Pleyel-Medaille, Internationale Ingaz Joseph Pleyel Gesellschaft, 2007


Associate Dean, Development and Externational Relations, Faculty of Ceative Arts & Industries

Director of Research, School of Msuic

Areas of expertise

My broad area of  expertise is Viennese music in the late 18th and early 18th centuries with a specialist focus on major contemporaries of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. My work also addresses critical areas such as the dissemination of music in this period and how it reflects changing fashions in musical consumption as well as reflecting local performance tradiitons. 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

School of Music Research Committe (Chair)

School of Music Executive Committee

Faculty of Creative Arts & Industries Executive Committee

Editorial Board member for Eighteenth-Century MusicHaydn - Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America

Leader, Pleyel Gesamtausgabe

President, Association Johann Baptist Wanhal

University of Auckland Alumni Orator


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Badley, A. (2018). Storace's collection of original harpsichord music as a Harbinger of modernity. Haydn - The Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America, 8.2 Related URL.
  • Badley, A. D. (2018). Sacred Chameleons: Form, Function and Dissemination Patterns in the Motets of Leopold Hofmann. Paper presented at 2018 New Zealand Musicological Society Conference, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. 30 November - 2 December 2018.
  • Badley, A. D. (2018). Storace’s Collection of Original Harpsichord Music as a Harbinger of Modernity. Paper presented at 2018 National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University, Perth. 6 December - 9 December 2018. Related URL.
  • BADLEY, A. L. L. A. N. (2017). 5. INTERNATIONALES IGNAZ-JOSEPH-PLEYEL-SYMPOSIUM IGNAZ-PLEYEL-MUSEUM, RUPPERSTHAL, 17–18 JUNE 2016. Eighteenth Century Music, 14 (01), 166-168. 10.1017/S1478570616000555
  • Badley, A. (Ed.) (2017). Ignaz Pleyel: Sinfonie concertante in Eb (Benton 111) Wellington, New Zealand: Artaria Editions. ISMN 979-0-67451-028-8.
  • Badley, A. D. (2016). Beethoven in the Diaries of Johann Nepo muk Chotek. By Rita Steblin [book review]. Fontes Artis Musicae, 63 (4), 309-309. Related URL.
  • Badley, A. D. (2016). Mozart in Prague [Book review]. Fontes Artis Musicae, 63 (3), 334-334.
  • Badley, A. D. (2016). François Devienne. Flute Concerto No.12 in A Major Wellington: Artaria Editions. i-75. ISMN 979-0-67451-293-0. Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 6, Room 601
New Zealand