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The Cambridge Companion to HaydnThe Cambridge Companion to Haydn (Cambridge Companions to Music) This Companion provides an accessible and up-to-date introduction to the musical work and cultural world of Joseph Haydn. Readers will gain an understanding of the changing social, cultural, and political spheres in which Haydn studied, worked, and nurtured his creative talent. Distinguished contributors provide chapters on Haydn and his contemporaries, his working environments in Eisenstadt and Eszterhaza, and humor and exoticism in Haydn's oeuvre. Chapters on the reception of his music explore keyboard performance practices, Haydn's posthumous reputation, sound recordings and images of his symphonies. The book also surveys the major genres in which Haydn wrote, including symphonies, string quartets, keyboard sonatas and trios, sacred music, miscellaneous vocal genres, and operas composed for Eszterhaza and London. Haydn Books.

The Life of Haydn Set to His Own MusicPapa Haydn's Surprise: The Life of Haydn Set to His Own Music Expelled for cutting off a choirboy's pigtail, climbing up the scaffolding of a royal palace and being punished for breaking the rules! Franz Josef Haydn's mischievous childhood strikes a chord with every child. Ann reveals the truth behind the "Surprise" Symphony and tells how a naughty boy became the much-loved Papa Haydn, Father of the Symphony. The music is performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Andr Previn, Kurt Sanderling and others. Haydn Audio Books.

The Classical Style: Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart In this remarkable study, an established classic, Charles Rosen surveys the language of the music of the classical period. He concentrates on the three major figures of the time, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, because 'it is in terms of their achievements that the musical vernacular can best be defined'. He follows the development of each composer's best known genres: for Haydn, the symphony and string quartet; for Mozart, the concerto, string quintet and comic opera; for Beethoven, the piano sonata. In addition, the author ranges widely through material which falls outside these categories.

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