HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America


Bryan Proksch

Document Type

Book Review


John Rice’s Music in the Eighteenth Century is part of W. W. Norton’s effort to update their period-specific textbook offerings, a welcome event given that the volume from their previous series, Philip G. Downs’s Classical Music: The Era of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven,is now more than twenty years old. Much has changed in those intervening decades, especially insofar as a textbook on the Classical era is concerned.