Joseph Haydn

by George P. Upton


Description:  Joseph Haydn, a mischievous and jovial child, began his famed musical career as a choir boy, but went on to become the "Father of Instrumental Music," paving the way for other great composers such as Bach and Beethoven. This fascinating and informative biography tells the story of his life from youth to death, tracing the career of one of Europe's most important composers. For any student or music or of the history of Europe, the story of Haydn's life is a crucial one. 


Additional information:

Ages:  8-12
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2014
ISBN:  978-1-63334-503-4 
Genres:  Music, Biography

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Table of Contents

1. At Home and Abroad 
2. At Saint Stephen's 
3. At the Parting of the Ways 
4. Herr Bernardon 
5. Metastasio and Porpora 
6. Forwards and Backwards 
7. The Father of Instrumental Music 

8. Professional and Domestic Life
9. Esterhaz 
10. Great and Little People 
11. Old and New Acquaintances 
12. In London 
13. New Works 
14. The Last Days

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