Category Archives: Dittersdorf

Papa Haydn Gets the Boot

Now it always pleased Haydn to hear his music performed. If he were walking or driving by, and heard a minuet or a quartet of his being performed, he would stop, and listen to the performance. Once when he and … Continue reading

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Rosalie’s Dance: Social Mobility in the Eighteenth Century

When I first began writing the Haydn novels, one completely fictitious character, Rosalie, took such strong hold of my mind that I was compelled to give her more space in the novel than I had originally planned. Once Rosalie got … Continue reading

Posted in Charles Burney, Composers, Dittersdorf, Eighteenth Century, Gluck, Greta, Minor Characters, Musical Education, Palace Maids, Rosalie, Social Mobility | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments