Haydn Studies by W. Dean Sutcliffe
English | Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 2006 | 359 Pages | PDF | 27 MB
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.
• Contains interesting readings of Haydn's music
• A wide variety of subject areas and works covered
• Contains contributions by established scholars and those fresh to the field