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In this programme, Dr. Richard Middleton, lectuier in music at the Open University, analyses the first movement of Haydn's Symphony No. 96 with the help of illustrations specially recorded by the C...royland Chamber Orchestra, leader Winifred Roberts, conductor Dinah Barsham. The aim of the programme is to allow stridents and other viewers to appreciate the disciplined and methodical, yet very fluent, way in which Haydn and other composers of the same period employed motifs and motivic techniques. In this movement of Haydn's Symphony No. 96 there are at least six principal motifs which are continually modified and employed in new ways. With the help of a detailed examination of the score and carefully selected examples, this programme allows any viewer to appreciate the way in which Haydn worked. Once having seen this programme students and other viewers ought to be able to go on and apply the same method of analysis to other composers and different works. The Croyland Chamber Orchestra has recorded Haydn's Symphony No. 96, 1st movement (along with other extracts) on a stereo gramophone record produced as part of this course. This record is called "The Rise of the Symphony II", and is numbered O.U.12.
Metadata describing this Open University video programme
Module code and title: A304, The development of instruments and their music
Item code: A304; 08
First transmission date: 29-05-1974
Published: 1974
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Duration: 00:22:30
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Producer: John Selwyn Gilbert
Contributors: Richard Middleton; Croyland Chamber Orchestra
Publisher: BBC Open University
Footage description: Richard Middleton introduces the programme in the studio. He defines motivic development, and explains that he is going to examine the technique as it is used in part of the first movement of Haydn's Symphony, no.96. He isolates five motifs in the first theme of this movement, using a roller caption to illustrate the music as the Croyland Chamber Orchestra plays. He then identifies two further motifs in the accompaniment. The orchestra plays the rest of the exposition. Middleton analyses this, showing how various motifs already noted are developed and transformed, pointing out changes in articulation and rhythm. The passage is played over again He concludes analysis of the exposition, identifying techniques of rhythmic extension and tonal alteration. The complete exposition is played. Moving on to the coda, he conducts a similar analysis. Middleton sums up and the complete coda is played.
Master spool number: 6HT/71206
Production number: 00525_3054
Videofinder number: 2630
Available to public: no