Musical Urbanity: Haydn in London

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Abstract

The vividness with which Haydn’s letters and diaries capture his two London visits make the city’s musical culture seem much closer to our own experience than that of a continental court composer. But the conditions that shaped this musical life were historically highly specific and interwoven in complex feedback loops, and the society supporting this musical life stood on the cusp between older hierarchies and new ways of social self-organisation.
Translated title of the contributionMusical Urbanity: Haydn in London
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)221-233
Number of pages13
JournalDas Achtzehnte Jahrhundert
Volume33
Issue number2 (Haydn im Jahrhundert der Aufklärung)
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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