John H. Mueller , The American Symphony Orchestra : A Social History of Musical Taste ( Bloomington , 1951 ) , p . 212 . 33. Gustav Hoecker , Das Grosse Dreigestirn : Haydn , Mozart , Beethoven ( Glogan , n.d. ) , p . 130 . 34.
Author: Elaine R. Sisman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Joseph Haydn's symphonies and string quartets are staples of the concert repertory, yet many aspects of this founding genius of the Viennese Classical style are only beginning to be explored. From local Kapellmeister to international icon, Haydn achieved success by developing a musical language aimed at both the connoisseurs and amateurs of the emerging musical public. In this volume, the first collection of essays in English devoted to this composer, a group of leading musicologists examines Haydn's works in relation to the aesthetic and cultural crosscurrents of his time. Haydn and His World opens with an examination of the contexts of the composer's late oratorios: James Webster connects the Creation with the sublime--the eighteenth-century term for artistic experience of overwhelming power--and Leon Botstein explores the reception of Haydn's Seasons in terms of the changing views of programmatic music in the nineteenth century. Essays on Haydn's instrumental music include Mary Hunter on London chamber music as models of private and public performance, fortepianist Tom Beghin on rhetorical aspects of the Piano Sonata in D Major, XVI:42, Mark Evan Bonds on the real meaning behind contemporary comparisons of symphonies to the Pindaric ode, and Elaine R. Sisman on Haydn's Shakespeare, Haydn as Shakespeare, and "originality." Finally, Rebecca Green draws on primary sources to place one of Haydn's Goldoni operas at the center of the Eszterháza operatic culture of the 1770s. The book also includes two extensive late-eighteenth-century discussions, translated into English for the first time, of music and musicians in Haydn's milieu, as well as a fascinating reconstruction of the contents of Haydn's library, which shows him fully conversant with the intellectual and artistic trends of the era.
that his work had global potential – “my language is understood all over the world!” – arguably tells us something about the scale of Haydn's ambition at this point in his career. The World would have seemed full of new possibilities ...
Author: Walter Reicher
Publisher: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag
"Joseph Haydn & die 'Neue Welt'" - dieser Titel mag zunächst irritieren, war Joseph Haydn doch nie in Amerika. Doch bei genauerer Betrachtung überrascht die Vielfalt dieses Themenkomplexes, der zwei große komplementäre Bereiche abdeckt: Zum einen die Fragen, wie Haydn und seine Zeitgenossen Amerika wahrgenommen haben, in welche Diskussionen sie eingebunden waren, welche Bilder aus der fernen Welt von der anderen Seite des Atlantiks in ihren Köpfen vorherrschten und wie sie diese künstlerisch fruchtbar machten. Zum anderen gilt es zu erforschen, wie Haydns Musik in Amerika wahrgenommen wurde und wie sie sich dort verbreitete; welche Werke von anderen Komponisten produktiv aufgegriffen wurden und welche vielleicht auf dem Weg über den großen Teich verloren gingen. Mit Beiträgen von Christine Siegert | Gernot Gruber | Waldemar Zacharasiewicz | Bertil van Boer | Thomas Tolley | Paulo M. Kühl | Kathleen J. Lamkin | Michael E. Ruhling | Bryan Proksch | Thomas Betzwieser | Balázs Mikusi | John A. Rice | Daniel Brandenburg | Josef Pratl | Pierpaolo Polzonetti | Mark Evan Bonds | Peter Király | Walter Reicher
Haydn and His World, 395-462. 44 July 20, 1781, CCLN, 31. 45 Landon II, 456. 46 Reisebuch, 50, my translation; see also lohann Fezzl, "Sketch of Vienna," s.v. section 147, "Parties." 47 Landon II, 748, n. 1. Pezzl's "Sketch" gives a ...
Author: Caryl Clark
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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 Eszterháza, and humor and exoticism in Haydn's oeuvre. Chapters on the reception of his music explore keyboard performance practices, Haydn's posthumous reputation, sound recordings 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 Eszterháza and London.
XVI:42', Haydn and his World, ed. E. Sisman (Princeton, NJ, 1997), 201–54 B. Harrison: Haydn's Keyboard Music: Studies in Performance Practice (Oxford, 1997) J. Webster: The Triumph of Variability: Haydn's Articulation Markings in the ...
Author: James Webster
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
An in-depth look at the great 18th century Austrian composer, derived and adapted from the second edition of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
While in London, Haydn heard some magnificent performances of Handel's music, which, now that its composer was dead, had become so popular that the English began giving anniversary performances a year ahead of time (1784) and kept them ...
Author: Sigmund Spaeth
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
In Stories Behind the World's Great Music, second edition published in 1940, renowned musical author Sigmund Spaeth recounts the many and varied exploits of the great compsers and musicians from Bach to Tchaikowsky, Schubert to Brahms.
Haydn now became gradually more known , while his income somewhat increased ; but , on the termination of his engagement with Porpora , who went to Italy , he was once more unexpectedly cast upon the world . He first found a refuge in ...
“Haydn's London Piano Trios and His Salomon String Quartets: Private vs. Public?” In Haydn and His World, ed. Elaine Sisman, 103–30. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. Internationales musikwissenschaftliches Symposium “Haydn ...
Author: Floyd Grave
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Assessing Haydn's quartets, this work explores the circumstances of their creation. It reveals the conventions and novelties that govern their design and examines the wealth of textures stylistic allusions, and rhetorical strategies that underlie their stature as a cornerstone of the chamber music repertory.
Devices of Wonder: From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen. ... Susan Gillespie as “Remarks on the Development of the Art of Music in Germany in the Eighteenth Century,” in Haydn and His World, ed. Elaine Sisman.
Author: Deirdre Loughridge
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The years between roughly 1760 and 1810, a period stretching from the rise of Joseph Haydn’s career to the height of Ludwig van Beethoven’s, are often viewed as a golden age for musical culture, when audiences started to revel in the sounds of the concert hall. But the latter half of the eighteenth century also saw proliferating optical technologies—including magnifying instruments, magic lanterns, peepshows, and shadow-plays—that offered new performance tools, fostered musical innovation, and shaped the very idea of “pure” music. Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow is a fascinating exploration of the early romantic blending of sight and sound as encountered in popular science, street entertainments, opera, and music criticism. Deirdre Loughridge reveals that allusions in musical writings to optical technologies reflect their spread from fairgrounds and laboratories into public consciousness and a range of discourses, including that of music. She demonstrates how concrete points of intersection—composers’ treatments of telescopes and peepshows in opera, for instance, or a shadow-play performance of a ballad—could then fuel new modes of listening that aimed to extend the senses. An illuminating look at romantic musical practices and aesthetics, this book yields surprising relations between the past and present and offers insight into our own contemporary audiovisual culture.
Dictionary of World Biography, Volume 4 Frank N. Magill. gave a variety of public concerts, all of which were well received by the English. For the first time, Haydn, who had always been a servant of princes, moved in royal circles as a ...
Author: Frank N. Magill
Each volume of the Dictionary of World Biography contains 250 entries on the lives of the individuals who shaped their times and left their mark on world history. This is not a who's who. Instead, each entry provides an in-depth essay on the life and career of the individual concerned. Essays commence with a quick reference section that provides basic facts on the individual's life and achievements. The extended biography places the life and works of the individual within an historical context, and the summary at the end of each essay provides a synopsis of the individual's place in history. All entries conclude with a fully annotated bibliography.
100 in G Major “Military” Haydn composed about eighty of his one hundred and four symphonies during the thirty or so years ... Mozart discouraged him, saying Haydn knew nothing of the ways of the world and its languages, to which Haydn ...
Author: Julius H. Jacobson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Covers sixty of the world's most celebrated composers, from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and Bernstein. It weaves five hundred years of history and music into a rich tapestry of sound and story.