The Cambridge Companion to Haydn

The Cambridge Companion to Haydn

by Caryl Clark
     
 

This Companion provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to the musical work and cultural world of Joseph Haydn. Readers will gain an understanding of the changing social, cultural, and political spheres in which Haydn studied, worked, and nurtured his creative talent. The book surveys the major genres in which Haydn wrote, including symphonies, string… See more details below

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This Companion provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to the musical work and cultural world of Joseph Haydn. Readers will gain an understanding of the changing social, cultural, and political spheres in which Haydn studied, worked, and nurtured his creative talent. The book surveys the major genres in which Haydn wrote, including symphonies, string quartets, keyboard sonatas and trios, sacred music, miscellaneous vocal genres, and operas composed for Eszterhaza and London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521541077
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

Chronology of Haydn's life and career
1Haydn's career and the idea of the multiple audience3
2A letter from the wilderness : revisiting Haydn's Esterhazy environments17
3Haydn's aesthetics30
4First among equals : Haydn and his fellow composers45
5Haydn and humor61
6Haydn's exoticisms : "difference" and the enlightenment77
7Orchestral music : symphonies and concertos95
8The quartets112
9Intimate expression for a widening public : the keyboard sonatas and trios126
10Sacred music138
11The sublime and the pastoral in The creation and The seasons150
12Miscellaneous vocal genres164
13Haydn in the theater : the operas176
14A composer, his dedicatee, her instrument, and I : thoughts on performing Haydn's keyboard sonatas203
15Haydn and posterity : the long nineteenth century226
16The kitten and the tiger : Tovey's Haydn239
17Recorded performances : a symphonic study249

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