Haydn: The Creation

Haydn: The Creation

by Nicholas Temperley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521378656

ISBN-13: 9780521378659

Pub. Date: 08/28/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Haydn's Creation is one of the great masterpieces of the classical period. This absorbing and original account of the work provides an indispensable guide for the concert-goer, performer and student alike. The author places the work within the oratorio tradition, and contrasts the theological and literary character of the English libretto with the Viennese milieu

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Haydn's Creation is one of the great masterpieces of the classical period. This absorbing and original account of the work provides an indispensable guide for the concert-goer, performer and student alike. The author places the work within the oratorio tradition, and contrasts the theological and literary character of the English libretto with the Viennese milieu of the first performances. The complete text is provided in both German and English versions as a useful reference point for discussion of the design of the work, the musical treatment of the words, including questions of Haydn's pictorialism, and a detailed examination of the different movement types employed. The book also contains a brief history of the reception of the work with appendices of notes on the changing performance traditions and selected extracts from critical accounts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521378659
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. Background; 2. Theology; 3. The libretto; 4. Composition, performance and reception; 5. Design of the work; 6. Musical analysis; 7. Excerpts from critical essays; Appendices; Footnotes; Bibliography; Index.

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