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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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H. C. Robbins Landon is now Visiting Professor at University College, Cardiff.
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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