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This volume, the first of five, covers the period of Joseph Haydn's childhood and early creative years; it sets the scene - both historical and musical - in Europe (and especially Austria), and provides a detailed account of Haydn's family background and the circumstances in which he grew up. In addition to the chronicle of events and separate discussion of his works - a basic formula adopted for all five volumes of this biography - a vital ingredient of this first volume is a consideration of the principal musical influences in Haydn's youth, with examples taken from works (by composers now largely forgotten) which he would certainly have known.
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Book Description Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Ex Library. Seller Inventory # BBI2972900
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1976. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 'The standard English language reference work on Haydn' ( TLS ). Volume I. Haydn: the Early Years 1732 - 1765, Volume II. Haydn at Eszterhaza 1766 - 1790, Volume III. Haydn in England 1791 - 1795, Volume IV. Haydn: the Years of 'The Creation' 1796 - 1800 and Volume V. Haydn: the Late Years 1801 - 1809.All first editions published between 1976 - 1980. Presentable, clean, tight and sound set. Dust jackets ditto, three are price clipped, one has slight sunning to the spine panel. Some light foxing/browning to endpapers and edges of text blocks. No inscriptions. Full collation on request, plates, notes, bibliography, index. Approx. size each vol. 10" by 7". A heavy set but no extra postage will be requested. Category: Music; ISBN: 0500011699. ISBN/EAN: 9780500011690. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 25392. Seller Inventory # 25392