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Life and Works: Haydn

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XM 8091
 
Life and Works: Haydn
ISBN: 9781843793755
Download Size: 224 Mb
Running Time: 04:42:31
Release Date: September 2003
Originally recorded in 2003
Author
Jeremy Siepmann
Composer
Joseph Haydn
Reader
David Timson
Reader
Nigel Anthony
Reader
Sam Dastor
Reader
Steve Hodson
Reader
Frances Jeater
Reader
Roger May
Genre:
Spoken Word

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Life and Works: Haydn
Jeremy Siepmann
Read by Roger May
No great composer's story is more predominantly happy than Haydn's, though even his has its share of clouds. A classic rags-to-riches tale, it sees him move from humble beginnings through decades as a liveried servant to his emergence as the most popular and successful composer of his time. One of the healthiest and least neurotic artists in musical history, he did more than any other single figure to pioneer the symphony, the piano sonata and the string quartet - and he was the first truly great practitioner of each. Brilliant, strikingly original and blessed not only with genius but an infectious sense of humour, he was also profound and modest, and his music, copiously illustrated here, has brought happiness and illumination to millions.




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