Beethoven and Haydn: Their Music and Relationship Re-Evaluated

Beethoven was a pupil of Haydn in Vienna for 14 months, and the most recent research indicates that despite any dissatisfaction Beethoven may have felt with Haydn’s teaching, their relationship remained warm and friendly. In this Beethoven-anniversary course the details of their relationship will be examined, as well as the many ways in which Haydn’s works had a permanent influence of Beethoven – an influence not widely appreciated or fully documented.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The development of the relationship between teacher and pupil; Beethoven’s composition exercises for Haydn, the works by completed under Haydn’s guidance – the piano sonatas dedicated to Haydn by Beethoven; Haydn’s Symphony no 101 in D ‘The Clock’ and the String Quartets op 71 and 74
  • The Symphony: Haydn’s Symphonies no 103 and 104 – Beethoven’s Symphony nos. 1 and 2 – the use of Sonata Rondo form
  • Melodic relationships: Haydn – the String Quartets op 33 and his Symphony no 88 in G major; Beethoven – Symphony no 8 in F major and his Piano Sonata op 110
  • Haydn’s and Beethoven’s sense of humour and wit – Haydn’s ‘Surprise Symphony’ and Beethoven’s Piano Sonata op 14 no 2 – the use of the Scherzo in Symphony/String Quartet by both composers
  • Alternating Variation Form – as used by Haydn and Beethoven – Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 in D minor – slow movement and Haydn’s symphonic slow movements using this form
  • The Oratorio – Haydn’s ‘Creation’ and ‘The Seasons’; Beethoven’s ‘Christus am Ölberge’ (1804/1811) – the Haydn commemorative concert in March 1808 – Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ and Beethoven’s ‘Coriolan’ Overture
  • Haydn’s late Masses ‘The Missa in tempore belli’, ‘The Nelson Mass’ and ‘The Harmoniemesse’; Beethoven’s ‘Mass in C major’ and his ‘Missa Solemnis’


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the special though not uncritical relationship that existed between Haydn and Beethoven.
  2. Assess Haydn’s influence on the development of Beethoven’s compositional style.
  3. Compare and contrast the compositional approaches typical of Haydn and Beethoven.
  4. Evaluate the different performances heard in the performances of his works.
$232 Limited / $209

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