By the 1790s, Joseph Haydn (1732 -1809) was universally acknowledged to be the greatest living composer. Highlights of this period included two extended visits to England (1791–1792; 1794–1795), where amongst many other significant works, he composed his celebrated ‘London’ symphonies. In July 1791, Haydn was awarded an honorary doctorate by Oxford University, an event marked by three concerts at Oxford’s Sheldonian theatre, which included the first English performance of Haydn’s ‘Oxford’ symphony, directed by Haydn himself. We will study Haydn’s time in England, the music that he composed for English audiences and the social and historical background to English musical life during this period. No specialist musical knowledge is required for full participation, just an interest in listening to music and finding out more about it.
Programme Fee (No Accommodation - inc. Tuition, Lunch & Dinner): £820.00
Programme Fee (Standard Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1430.00
Programme Fee (Standard Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1200.00
Programme Fee (Superior Single Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1540.00
Programme Fee (Superior Twin Room - inc. Tuition and Meals): £1295.00
Peter Copley D.Phil, MA, B.mus is a composer, cellist and pianist. He is a visiting lecturer at OUDCE, the University of Sussex and for the Open University, where he has also been a Research Associate for the music faculty.
This course aims to provide an overview of Haydn’s visits to England and the music he composed for performance here.
To develop students knowledge and understanding of Haydn’s visits to England and the music that he composed for performance here
To relate Haydn’s compositions and their critical reception to historical background and social history of musical life in this country during this period
To encourage students to share their ideas, examine Haydn’s compositions critically and to stimulate discussion of the above with other members of the group.
All summer school courses are taught through group seminars and individual tutorials. Students also conduct private study when not in class and there is a well stocked library at OUDCE to support individual research needs.
By the end of the course students will be expected to understand:
the development of Haydn’s connections with England during his two visits to this country
the genres of music to which Haydn contributed during these two visits and their performances in England.
the historical and social background to music making in England in the 1790s.
And students will be expected to have gained and/or developed the following skills:
the ability to follow a score
the ability to write about music analytically.
effective use of library resources for independent research / study.
Students are assessed during the summer school by either a 1500 word written assignment or a presentation supported by individual documentation. To successfully gain credit (10 CATS points) students should attend all classes and complete the on-course assignment. There is also a pre-course assignment of 1000 words set. Although this does not count towards credit, it is seen as an important way of developing a student's ideas and therefore its completion is mandatory.
Early enrolment is advised as many courses fill before February.
- Prospective students may enrol online by navigating to the desired course page and then clicking the 'apply online' link at the bottom of that page.
- Closing Date:
Enrolments will be accepted up to 1 May 2019.
- Online enrolments require payment in full at the time of registering.
Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment
- Those who do not wish to register online or who have specific requirements (e.g. disabled suite accommodation) should contact the Programme Administrator directly.
- They should complete the application form, link below, and send it to the Programme Administrator (address shown below).
- Although we try to honour students' first choice of course, sometimes a course fills-up rapidly. Please therefore indicate a second choice of course on your application form.
- Confirmation will be sent to you with an invoice which may be paid either online or by bank transfer, credit/debit card or cheque/banker`s draft.
- Closing Date:
- Enrolments will be accepted up to 1st May 2019
- Participants are required to pay the full fee within 30 days of the invoice date.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language you must supply suitable evidence (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by a responsible body) that you have reached the Standard overall score, plus the additional requirement before you may be offered a place.
Confirmation and Further Information
Successful enrolments will be confirmed automatically.
The full description of the course, which includes recommended prior reading, is available on the website.
- A 'Further Information' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.
Enrolment by Post, Fax or Email attachment
Confirmation of your registration will be sent by email (or post if you do not use email), along with a copy of the full description of the course, which includes recommended reading.
- A 'Confirmation of Enrolment' email will be sent to you within 3 days of your online enrolment. This is important, as it contains the details of the essays you need to write and your invoice. If you do not receive it, check your junk mail folder and then email us.
Joining Notes/Travel Advice Notes which provide information on how to get to Rewley House, arrival and departure times etc will be made available on our website. Those who enrolled through the Programme Administrator, and hence may not have access to the Web, will receive a printed copy by post when available.
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