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The Virtual Haydn: Paradox of a Twenty-First-Century Keyboardist

Tom Beghin


Written from the perspective of Historically Informed Performance, Haydn at the Keyboard investigates various webs of communication in Joseph Haydn’s repertoire for solo keyboard. Communication suggests people. For the “rhetorical man” that Haydn was, this means taking into account the clientele of his sixty-odd works. Who was the woman-amateur at the keyboard, the typical user of his scores? Marie Esterházy (dedicatee of Hob. XVI:40-42), the sisters von Auenbrugger (Hob. XVI:35-39, 20), and the double dedicatees Theresa Jansen and Magdalena von Kurzböck (Hob. XVI:52) represent different types ... More

Keywords: Haydn, performance, keyboard, Theresa Jansen, Magdalena von Kurzböck, rhetoric

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226156774
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226195353.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Beghin, author