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Engaging Haydn


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Introduction Mary Hunter and Richard Will; Part I. Cultures of Vocal Music: 1. Fantasy island: Haydn's metastasian 'Reform' opera Elaine Sisman; 2. Haydn invents Scotland Richard Will; 3. Haydn's English canzonettas in their local context Katalin Komlos; 4. Revolution, rebirth and the sublime in Haydn's L'anima del filosofo and The Creation Caryl Clark; 5. 'Achieved is the glorious work': the creation and the choral work concept Nicholas Mathew; Part II. Analytical Readings and Rereadings: 6. Imagination, continuity, and form in the first movements of Haydn's Opus 77 Quartets Lewis Lockwood; 7. Does Haydn have a 'C-minor mood'? Jessica Waldoff; 8. Form, rhetoric, and the reception of Haydn's Rondo Finales Michelle Fillion; 9. Haydn and the Metamorphoses of Ovid Pierpaolo Polzonetti; 10. Credo ut intelligam: Haydn's reading of the Credo text Tom Beghin; Part III. Performance: 11. Haydn's string quartet fingerings: communications to performer and audience Mary Hunter; 12. Haydn's orchestras and his orchestration to 1779, with an excursus on the times of day symphonies Neal Zaslaw; Bibliography.

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Haydn is enjoying renewed appreciation: this book explores fresh approaches to his music and the cultural forces affecting it.

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Mary Hunter is A. Leroy Greason Professor of Music at Bowdoin College. She is the author of The Culture of Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna: A Poetics of Entertainment (1999) and Mozart's Operas: A Companion (2008), as well as co-editor, with James Webster, of Opera Buffa in Mozart's Vienna (Cambridge University Press, 1997). She has written articles on eighteenth-century opera and the instrumental music of Haydn and Mozart. Richard Will is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Virginia. He is author of The Characteristic Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Beethoven (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and is a contributor to C. P. E. Bach Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2006), The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music (2009) and other essay collections and journals.


"Comprising essays written by a distinguished group of leading scholars, this collection is remarkable for its critical insights, its methodological rigor, and its avoidance of trendy and tendential postmodern jargon and jingoism." --Choice

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