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Unlocking the Masters: Haydn

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Book News Annotation:

For the general reader, Hurwitz offers a guide to Haydn's music and style, tips on listening, a discussion of movement types, and special topics such as vocal works, use of comedy, and masterworks. Haydn appears "in his own words," through letters and quotes. Hurwitz uses musical terms liberally and describes sonata form in detail. The appendices contain lists of symphonies, string quartets, piano trios, and piano sonatas with keys, years of composition, Hoboken numbers, and common features for easy reference. The book has two accompanying CDs of the music discussed. There is no bibliography and no index. Hurwitz is a writer and freelance percussionist. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

No composer has ever achieved the amazing progression that Haydn has. He invented the string quartet as we know it today, became "the Father of the Symphony," and founded the greatest school in the history of music. His life was one of ceaseless experimentation and invention, of problems surmounted and challenges met. In this book, No. 6 in the Amadeus Press Unlocking the Masters series, David Hurwitz acquaints readers with Haydn's innovative melodic creativity, his revolutionary use of musical form, and important characteristics of his personal style, including his genius for writing in minor keys and creating comedy in his music. In addition to Haydn's principal instrumental works, Hurwitz explores Haydn's vocal music and instrumental masterpieces that fall outside the mainstream. Four appendixes list all of his symphonies, string quartets, piano sonatas, and piano trios. Two Universal Records CDs provide over two and a half hours of music keyed to pieces described in the book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574671162
Author:
Hurwitz, David
Publisher:
Amadeus Press
Subject:
Haydn, Joseph
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Appreciation
Subject:
Haydn, Joseph - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Music - Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Unlocking the Masters
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20050931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.00x6.14x.61 in. .88 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , No composer has ever achieved the amazing progression that Haydn has. He invented the string quartet as we know it today, became "the Father of the Symphony," and founded the greatest school in the history of music. His life was one of ceaseless experimentation and invention, of problems surmounted and challenges met. In this book, No. 6 in the Amadeus Press Unlocking the Masters series, David Hurwitz acquaints readers with Haydn's innovative melodic creativity, his revolutionary use of musical form, and important characteristics of his personal style, including his genius for writing in minor keys and creating comedy in his music. In addition to Haydn's principal instrumental works, Hurwitz explores Haydn's vocal music and instrumental masterpieces that fall outside the mainstream. Four appendixes list all of his symphonies, string quartets, piano sonatas, and piano trios. Two Universal Records CDs provide over two and a half hours of music keyed to pieces described in the book.
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