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Author Hogwood, Christopher.

Title Haydn's visits to England / Christopher Hogwood.

Published London : Thames & Hudson, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  780.92 HAYD/ HOGW {Bund68 20181203}    AVAILABLE
Physical description 116 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes Originally published: London : The Folio Society, 1980.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-116).
Contents Haydn's First Visit -- Haydn's Second Visit.
Summary "In September 1790, following the death of his princely employer, Joseph Haydn and his entire orchestra were sacked. However, Haydn received an unexpected visit from Johann Peter Salomon, a German impresario based in London, who made him a tempting offer: an opera, six symphonies and twenty other pieces to be written for the city, and a guaranteed income from a new concert series." "So, on 2 January 1791, Haydn arrived in England for the first of two visits that would leave an indelible mark both on the musical life of his host country and on the composer himself." "Using Haydn's original letters and notebooks, and accounts by contemporaries, Christopher Hogwood brings a fascinating period vividly to life, as Haydn is taken up by London society, travels into the country, plays for the royal family and writes some of his most famous music. Haydn's jottings reveal an insatiable curiosity (and occasional astonishment) at English manners, morals and customs, but it is the gentle humour and generosity of this highly original composer that makes the greatest impression."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809 -- Travel -- England.
Composers -- Travel -- Austria -- England.
England -- Description and travel.
England -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
ISBN 9780500514603 (hbk.)
0500514607 (hbk.)