Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Song for Haydn

In the 1780s, Haydn published two sets of Lieder (songs). The first set of twelve folk-songs was published by Artaria in 1781, and the second set in 1784. Both sets were published on two staves, since the vocal line was … Continue reading

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Haydn and the Fair Lady

It was a rare moment of embarrassment for the young composer, but it seared itself into his memory. And years later, with his characteristic good humor, Haydn, unable to recall little else about his first employer, would still remember this … Continue reading

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