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The Cambridge Companion to Haydn

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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. Distinguished contributors provide chapters on Haydn and his contemporaries, his working environments in Eisenstadt and Eszterhaza, his aesthetics, and address humour and exoticism in Haydn's oeuvre. Chapters on the reception of his music explore keyboard performance practices, Haydn's posthumous reputation, and recorded performances and images of his symphonies. The book also 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 code: 9780521541077

ISBN 9780521541077
No. of pages 340
Publisher Cambridge University Press
An introduction to the musical work and cultural world of Joseph Haydn with chapters on Haydn and his contemporaries, reception, keyboard performance practices, and posthumous reputation. Essays also focus on recorded performances, revivals of his operas, the major genres in which Haydn wrote and the lesser known operas.