The Land of Opportunity

    The Land of Opportunity

    Joseph Haydn and Britain

    Richard Chesser; David Wyn Jones

    British Library 2013

    Hardback 208pp Illustrated

    9780712358484   Product Code: 19870

    After more than four decades working for his aristocratic patron, Haydn was persuaded to pay two extended visits to London during the 1790s and he engaged fully with the musical life of the city which he described as his 'land of opportunity'. This volume comprises eleven essays examining aspects of the celebrity composer's ready response to London's commercial vitality and his engagement with the British political and social world in which he found himself.

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