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Author Sisman, Elaine Rochelle.

Title Haydn and the classical variation / Elaine R. Sisman.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1993.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  781.8 H415S    Check Shelf
Description xii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Studies in the history of music ; 5
Studies in the history of music (Cambridge, Mass.) ; 5.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-301) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction: repetition and decoration -- 2. The rhetoric of variation: Rhetoric and classical composers ; Rhetoric and variation ; Figures of rhetoric and music ; Figures for variation form ; Rhetorical analysis -- 3. Variation as form and technique in eighteenth-century musical writings: Improvised and composed variation technique ; Improvised and composed variation form -- 4. The variation in the universe of classical musical forms: Expansion techniques ; Principal periods ; Haydn's expansions ; Variation and expanded forms -- 5. Convention and innovation in Haydn's variations to 1780: Early variations ; The watershed of 1772 ; Haydn's "creative periods" ; Hybrid variations: principles and development -- 6. Synthesis: Haydn's variations in the 1780s and 1790s: Symphonies ; Quartets ; Keyboard works -- 7. Mozart's variations: Inventio: choice and adaptation of themes ; Dispositio: ordering of variations ; Elaboratio: figures and figurations -- 8. Conclusion: Beethoven and the transformation of the classical variation: Decorum ; Piano variations and the "new way" ; Eroica: transformation of the alternating variation -- Appendix A: Variations of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven [list of works] -- Appendix B: Extended original-language quotations.
Subject Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809. Variations.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Variations.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Variations.
Variations -- Analysis, appreciation.
Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809.
Indexed Term Composition (Music)
ISBN 067438315X (acid-free paper)
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