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Haydn, the Creation

Author: Nicholas Temperley
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991. ©1991
Series: Cambridge music handbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Haydn's Creation is one of the masterpieces of the classical period. In this absorbing and original account of the work the author places The Creation within the oratorio tradition, contrasting the  Read more...

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Named Person: Joseph Haydn; Joseph Haydn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Temperley
ISBN: 0521372550 9780521372558 0521378656 9780521378659
OCLC Number: 21442283
Description: vii, 135 pages : tables, music ; 23 cm
Contents: Background. The Viennese oratorio ; The English oratorio ; Haydn's career ; Haydn's oratorios --
Theology. Religion in Georgian England ; Religion in Catholic Austria ; Haydn's religion --
The libretto. Authorship ; Sources, structure, and revision ; Literary character ; Translation and adaptation --
Composition, performance and reception. Genesis and composition ; First performances in Vienna ; Publication ; First London performances ; Early Paris performances ; First American performances ; Critical reception --
Design of the work. Overall plan ; Musical unity ; Text and musical treatment --
Musical analysis. Secco recitative ; Accompanied recitative ; Arias and ensembles ; Choruses ; Orchestral movements ; The hymn --
Excerpts from critical essays. Carl Friedrich Zelter (1802) ; William Gardiner (1811) ; Thomas Busby (1819) ; Edward Taylor (1834) ; P.L.A. (1846) ; George Alexander Macfarren (1854) ; Hugo Wolf (1885) ; Paul Dukas (1904) ; Heinrich Schenker (1926) ; Donald Francis Tovey (1934) ; Karl Geiringer (1963) ; Charles Rosen (1972).
Series Title: Cambridge music handbooks.
Responsibility: Nicholas Temperley.
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