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Joseph Haydn (Composer's World)

Wendy Thompson

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ISBN 10: 0670841714 / ISBN 13: 9780670841714
Published by Viking Juvenile, 1991
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Title: Joseph Haydn (Composer's World)

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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Introduces the life and works of the great composer, and sets him in the context of his times

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Grade 7-12-- Beautifully illustrated titles with period art in full color and black and white on nearly every page. Interspersed are extracts of keyboard arrangements from the subjects' musical compositions. These features combine with wide margins and an attractive layout to create an inviting picture-book format that may tempt young readers, but they will be challenged by the historical references and sophisticated vocabulary. Musical terms are not defined in the text but appear in a glossary. The books contain a lot of information. Essentially chronological biographies, both include discussion of major works as well as the events and cultural milieu that influenced these composers. Thompson's writing is straightforward and sometimes dry, but she includes interesting personal facts that add depth and intrigue; this is particularly true in Schubert , perhaps because his life was so short and rather tragic. A bit surprising is her use of the term ``gay'' instead of ``homosexual'' to describe members of his inner circle of friends. Neither book has an index or table of contents, but students may still find these volumes useful for research. Interested readers will find them attractive and approachable. --Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA
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