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The Girl in Rose: Haydn's Last Love

Hobday, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0753818728 / ISBN 13: 9780753818725
Published by Orion Publishing
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Title: The Girl in Rose: Haydn's Last Love

Publisher: Orion Publishing


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Rebecca Schroeter, a talented musician herself, was seldom on stage, but always at the center of the bustle and socializing off it. Haydn, the most famous composer in Europe, met her and demanded her attention, with the relationship continuing until his death in 1809. Rebecca Schroeter's life is almost an archetypal one of the period—a romantically-inclined young woman, an ambitious and supportive wife, a favorite on the social scene. Peter Hobday balances an intimate account of her life with convincing historical detail to produce an accomplished portrait of the age.

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Independent–minded and irrepressible, Rebecca Schroeter was one of Georgian England’s “young ladies of fashion.” Stuck in the family home, her prospects looked uninspiring, until she fell in love with her music master and eloped with him to London. From the moment she arrived in the capital, she reveled in its musical and social life. A talented musician herself, she met London’s leading lights. In her forties, this idyllic life was cut short by her husband’s death; but Haydn, the most famous composer in Europe, commanded the attention of the “beautiful English widow,” who was to become his “dearest love.” Drawing on their passionate letters, Peter Hobday skillfully reconstructs their relationship and the world they moved in, balancing an intimate account of a captivating woman with a lively portrait of an age.

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