Haydn Studies

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 22, 1998 - Music - 343 pages
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The advances in Haydn scholarship would have been unthinkable to earlier generations, who honoured the composer more in word than in deed. Haydn Studies deals with many aspects of a composer who is perennially fresh, concentrating principally on matters of reception, style and aesthetics and presenting many interesting readings of the composer's work. Haydn has never played a major role in accounts of cultural history and has never achieved the emblematic status accorded to composers such as Beethoven, Debussy and Stravinsky, in spite of his radical creative agenda: this volume broadens the base of our understanding of the composer.
 

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Contents

nineteenthcentury reception of Joseph Haydn
7
Haydns sacred vocal music and the aesthetics of salvation 35
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Sentiment and sensibility in La vera costanza 70
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Haydns Cours complet de la composition
152
style change gesture
177
Haydns symphonies between Sturm und Drang
218
textual facts and textural principles 246
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the musicians musician 321
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Index 335
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W. Dean Sutcliffe is University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St Catharine's College. He is author of Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50 (1992) in the Cambridge Music Handbook series and editor of Haydn Studies (Cambridge 1998). He is also co-editor of the Cambridge journal Eighteenth-Century Music, the first issue of which will be published in 2004.

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