Joseph Haydn’s Legacy

MHS 590
Joseph Haydn’s Legacy

June 29–August 5, 2021 / Tuesday, Thursday, times TBA
Online course

Michael Ruhling

This course examines Haydn’s “mature” works composed from 1780 to 1802 in various social, aesthetic and artistic contexts. Topics covered include reception, period performance practices, primary and secondary source considerations in performance, contemporary aesthetic principles of the beautiful and the sublime, and rhetoric. Along with completing regular reading and listening assignments, students will prepare brief class presentations and performances, and write a paper exploring aspects of musicological research that inform performance decisions.

Tuition:
$5,370 / 3 credits

“Dr. Ruhling is super knowledgeable and fun to listen to, and I gained a greater appreciation of Haydn.”  —2019 student