Haydn – Chronicle and Works – Five Volume Set (complete): Volume I: The Early Years 1732 – 1765 / Volume II: Haydn at Eszterhaza 1766 – 1790 / Volume III: Haydn in England 1791 – 1795 / Volume IV: Haydn – The Years of ‘The Creation’ 1796 – 1800 / Volume V: Haydn – The Late Years 1801 – 1809 //
London, Thames and Hudson, 1977-1980. Large Octavo (18 cm x 26 cm). Volume I: 655 pages with 66 illustrations (of which 5 are in colour) and with 250 musical examples) / Volume II: 799 pages with 52 illustrations of which 5 are in colour and 190 musical examples / Volume III: 640 pages with 54 illustrations of which 5 are in colour and over 280 musical examples / Volume IV: 656 pages with 49 illustrations of which 5 are in colour and 386 musical examples / Volume V: 495 pages with 44 illustrations of which 5 are in colour and 114 musical examples. Original Hardcover with original dustjackets. Stunning set in excellent condition without any signs of names or markings. This set is rare but even more so in this condition. Important: The price for this heavy set includes worldwide fast and free shipping per UPS Courier !
Franz Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio. His contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet”.
Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their Eszterháza Castle. Until the later part of his life, this isolated him from other composers and trends in music so that he was, as he put it, “forced to become original”. Yet his music circulated widely, and for much of his career he was the most celebrated composer in Europe. He was a friend and mentor of Mozart, a tutor of Beethoven, and the older brother of composer Michael Haydn. (Wikipedia)