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Haydn: The Creation By Nicholas Temperley

Haydn: The Creation
by Nicholas Temperley

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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 theological and literary character of the English libretto with the Viennese milieu of the first performances.
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Haydn: The Creation by Nicholas Temperley

Haydn's Creation is one of the great masterpieces of the classical period. In this absorbing and original account the author places the work within the oratorio tradition, contrasting the theological and literary character of the English libretto with the Viennese milieu of the first performances. The complete text is provided in both English and German versions as a reference point for discussion of the design of the work and the musical treatment of the words. A more detailed musical chapter examines the work through the movement types it employs - arias and ensembles, recitative and choruses - distinguishing the Handelian model from Haydn's own classical idiom. Nicholas Temperley also discusses the changing performance traditions of this work, surveys the critical reception throughout its history and quotes from the most signifcant critical literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Haydn: The Creation Reviews


"...the book is rich with information drawn from old writings and from new research and combined into one volume for the first time. Some of the information contained in the book will be eye-opening even for the experienced choral conductor well-acquainted with The Creation. However, the book is also written in a way that also makes it accessible to the novice musician." Richard Clemmitt, The Choral Journal
"Nicholas Temperley's excellent short book Haydn: The Creation answers all the questions a non-specialized listener is likely to have." Joseph McLellan, Washington Post

Table of Contents


Foreword; 1. Background; 2. Theology; 3. The libretto; 4. Composition, performance and reception; 5. Design of the work; 6. Musical analysis; 7. Excerpts from critical essays; Appendices; Footnotes; Bibliography; Index.

Additional information

GOR001628492
Haydn: The Creation by Nicholas Temperley
Nicholas Temperley
Cambridge Music Handbooks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1991-05-31
144
0521378656
9780521378659
N/A
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