HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Haydn : chronicle and works / Haydn : the…
Loading...

Haydn : chronicle and works / Haydn : the years of 'The…

by H.C. Robbins Landon

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
3None2,978,302NoneNone
The author treats the life and work of the composer in its chronological context, with detailed discussion, illustrated with musical examples, of the major works. The Chronicle is based principally on contemporary newspaper accounts, diaries and correspondence. In both its scale and complexity it is Haydn's greatest masterpiece - The Creation - which provides the major point of interest. The development of the work is traced from the libretto sketch by Baron Gottfried van Swieten which Haydn brought back from London, through the various stages of drafting (many of Haydn's preparatory sketches for the introduction - 'Chaos' - and various numbers in the Oratorio are reproduced as musical examples) to completion and first performance. Its subsequent publication, in 1800, and circulation to subscribers all over Europe was supervised by Haydn himself, and his list of the original subscribers is included as an appendix to the main discussion of the work which was to prove the crowning achievement of the composer's career up to the turn of the century.… (more)
Recently added byStanSmith108, Metzke

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Haiku summary

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 138,116,289 books! | Top bar: Always visible