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Haydn's Sunrise, Beethoven's Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism

Deirdre Loughridge


This book is about the changing audiovisual culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, and its significance for the emergence of musical romanticism. The period from Haydn’s early career to Beethoven’s maturity – roughly 1760 to 1810 – witnessed the cultural diffusion of visual technologies such as magnifying instruments, peepshows, shadow-plays and magic lanterns. From their initial homes in fairgrounds, laboratories and popular scientific literature, these devices moved into domestic spaces, public spectacles and the basic vocabulary of a wide range of discourses, including ... More

Keywords: Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, audiovisual culture, romanticism, listening, visual technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226337098
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226337128.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deirdre Loughridge, author
Northeastern University