Joseph Haydn’s Legacy

MHS 590
Joseph Haydn’s Legacy

June 25–August 1, 2019 / Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00–11:30 a.m.
Room: NSL 404

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, 18th-century 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.

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: Class begins Tuesday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: Class ends Thursday, August 1 at 11:30 a.m.

$5,010 / 3 credits     CRN 19416

“The survey of this subject was fascinating; the discussions and professor Ruhling’s unbridled enthusiasm for the material was contagious. We all loved the topics.” – 2017 student

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