Haydn
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Haydn

By J. Cuthbert (James Cuthbert) Hadden
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Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) is renowned as one of the most eminent and prolific composers of the classical period of western music. By the end of his life he had become one of the most famous composers in Europe. He developed the musical forms which became the symphony and the string quartet and was also instrumental in the development of the sonata. This volume, first published in 1902 and written by biographer and contributor to the Dictionary of National Biography James Cuthbert Hadden (1861-1914), focuses on Haydn's career and personality...

Table of Contents
  • HAYDN
    • Contents
    • PREFACE
  • HAYDN
    • CHAPTER I. BIRTH—ANCESTRY—EARLY YEARS
    • CHAPTER II. VIENNA—1750-1760
    • CHAPTER III. EISENSTADT—1761-1766
    • CHAPTER IV. ESTERHAZ—1766-1790
    • CHAPTER V. FIRST LONDON VISIT—1791-1792
    • CHAPTER VI. SECOND LONDON VISIT—1794-1795
    • CHAPTER VII. "THE CREATION" AND "THE SEASONS"
    • CHAPTER VIII. LAST YEARS
    • CHAPTER IX. HAYDN: THE MAN
    • CHAPTER X. HAYDN: THE COMPOSER
    • APPENDIX A: HAYDN'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
    • APPENDIX B: CATALOGUE OF WORKS
    • APPENDIX C: BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • APPENDIX D: HAYDN'S BROTHERS
    • APPENDIX E: A SELECTION OF HAYDN LETTERS
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