Haydn's Visits To England by Christopher Hogwood Online

Haydn's Visits To England
Title : Haydn's Visits To England
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ISBN : 9780500514603
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 116

n September 1790, following the death of his princely patron, court composer Joseph Haydn and his orchestra were sacked. But the cloistered composer received a visit from London-based German impresario Johann Peter Salomon, who made him a tempting offer: an opera, six symphonies, and 20 other pieces to be written in London, and a guaranteed income from a new concert seriesn September 1790, following the death of his princely patron, court composer Joseph Haydn and his orchestra were sacked. But the cloistered composer received a visit from London-based German impresario Johann Peter Salomon, who made him a tempting offer: an opera, six symphonies, and 20 other pieces to be written in London, and a guaranteed income from a new concert series. The following January, Haydn arrived in England for the first of two visits that would leave indelible impressions on the musical life of Britain and on the composer himself. This charming little volume-with satin covers and black and white illustrations of art, musical figures, and ephemera-translates and transcribes Haydn's letters and notes, and accounts by his contemporaries, to bring the period vividly to life.


Haydn's Visits To England Reviews

  • Lazarus P Badpenny Esq

    This short book is pieced together from the composer's own unpromisingly laconic notebooks wherein Haydn juxtaposes his observations with anecdotes, shopping lists, and nautical statistics (it was the first time he'd travelled by sea); by appending them with an assemblage of other eyewitness testimony Hogwood manages to intimate a surprisingly vivid picture of musical feuds and fugues and Royal favor in Georgian London: and all against the backdrop of Continental revolution and Napoleonic upheav [...]