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Papa Haydn and his Performers

Although music publishing, in particular that geared toward the amateur performer, and subscription concerts were becoming viable commercial outlets, secular courts and churches still provided the most secure form of livelihood for musicians in the eighteenth century. The lot of … Continue reading

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The Divertimento in the Abbey

There’s a reason why this is one of my favorite images of Haydn. And even though it only serves as a placeholder in the mock book cover I designed, it does actually fit the book quite well.

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