Richard Will


The Characteristic Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Beethoven (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).  read excerpt

Engaging Haydn: Culture, Context, and Criticism. Co-editor with Mary Hunter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).


Articles and Essays

 “The Symphony and the Classical Orchestra.”  In Julian Horton, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony (Cambridge University Press, 2013), 313-28.

“Role Reversal: Rossini and Beethoven in Early Biopics.”  In Benjamin Walton and Nicholas Mathew, eds., The Invention of Beethoven and Rossini (Cambridge University Press, 2013), 333-54.

“Haydn Invents Scotland.”  In Richard Will and Mary Hunter, eds., Engaging Haydn: Context, Content, and Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2012), 44-74

“Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf.”  In Mary Sue Morrow and Bathia Churgin, eds., The Symphonic Repertoire, Vol. 1: The Eighteenth-Century Symphony (Indiana University Press, 2012), 483-97

“Zooming In, Gazing Back: Don Giovanni on TV.”  Opera Quarterly 27 (2011): 32-65.

 “Eighteenth-Century Symphonies: An Unfinished Dialogue.”  In Simon Keefe, ed., The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music (Cambridge University Press, 2009), 613-47.

“The Ambivalence of Mozart’s Countess.”  In James Cassaro, ed., Music, Libaries, Scholarship: Essays in Honor of Lenore Coral (Madison, WI: A-R Editions, 2007), 31-54. read article

“Reason and Revelation in C. P. E. Bach’s Resurrection Oratorio.” In Annette Richards, ed., C.P.E. Bach Studies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 84-115.

“Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the Politics of Feminine Virtue.”  Musical Quarterly 87/3 (2004): 570-614.  read article

“The Nature of the Pastoral Symphony.” Essay Review. Beethoven Forum 9 (2002): 205-15.

“Jimi Hendrix,” “Ignatius Sancho.”  In Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., ed., International Dictionary of Black Composers, 2 vols. (Chicago: Center for Black Music Research, 1999), 1: 581-88, 2: 990-93.

“Time, Morality, and Humanity in Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony.” Journal of the American Musicological Society 50 (1997):  271-329.  read article

“When God Met the Sinner, and Other Dramatic Confrontations in Eighteenth-Century Instrumental Music.” Music & Letters 78 (1997):  175-209.  read article