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Haydn's 'Farewell' Symphony and the Idea of Classical Style Through-Composition and Cyclic Integration in His Instrumental Music

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ISBN-10: 0521612012

ISBN-13: 9780521612012

Edition: 2004

Authors: James Webster, Ian Bent

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This volume offers a new view of Joseph Haydn's instrumental music. It argues that many of Haydn's greatest and most characteristic instrumental works are 'through-composed' in the sense that their several movements are bound together into a cycle. This cyclic integration is articulated, among other ways, by the 'progressive' form of individual movements, structural and gestural links between the movements, and extramusical associations. Central to the study is a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the 'Farewell' Symphony, No. 45 in F sharp minor (1772). The analysis is distinguished by its systematic use of different methods (Toveyan formalism, Schenkerian voice leading, Schoenbergian…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.69" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Authors note
List of abbreviations
The Farewell Symphony
The construction of the whole
The program
Cyclic Organization in Haydns Instrumental Music
Progressive form and the rhetoric of instability
Integration of the cycle
Extramusical associations
Individual compositions
Historiographical conclusion