Tom Beghin, 2002–2003 | National Humanities Center

Tom Beghin (NHC Fellow, 2002–03)

Project Title

Performaing Rhetoric: Joseph Haydn's Keyboard Sonatas as Musical Orations

University of California, Los Angeles

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2002–03

Tom Beghin did research for and began writing his book Joseph Haydn's Keyboard Sonatas: A Performer's Study in 18th-Century Oratory; he produced a video recording to be included as a CD-ROM. He coedited, with Sander Goldberg and Elisabeth Le Guin, a collection of essays entitled Engaging Rhetoric: Essays on Haydn and Performance (under review) and completed an essay, "'Delivery, Delivery, Delivery!': Crowning the Rhetorical Process of Haydn's Keyboard Sonatas," for inclusion in the volume; recorded on clavichord a CD of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's complete Character Pieces (1754–57), entitled Characters and Caricaturas, along with a CD-ROM component of images by William Hogarth and liner notes (recorded in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, forthcoming 2003); and wrote an article, "Credo ut intelligam: Haydn's Reading of the Credo Text," for submission to an academic journal.