Starting in the late 18th century, composers incorporated with increasing frequency the style of hymns into passages of instrumental music. This presentation provides examples of this phenomenon in works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms. By situating this music in the cultural context and the musical landscape of their time, Olga Sánchez-Kisielewska offers interpretations of the expressive meanings that such passages might have communicated to historical listeners.
**This presentation is full.**