HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America

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Book Review


Taken as a whole, the twelve new scholarly articles in Engaging Haydn: Culture, Context and Criticism, a fine collection edited by Mary Hunter and Richard Will, demonstrate the breadth and depth of a vigorous mainstream of American musicology. This mainstream is neither greatly invested in archival research nor overtly committed to ideological critique, but builds on strong traditions of interpretive, contextualizing criticism, supported by analytic observations, that have flourished in recent decades in Haydn studies as elsewhere.