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Contents

Music In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries

THE ESTERHáZY YEARS

Chapter:
CHAPTER 10 Instrumental Music Lifts Off
Source:
MUSIC IN THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES
Author(s):
Richard Taruskin

It might never have happened if Haydn had not had his next and biggest break, through which he was able to develop his gifts, and the media through which he exercised them, to the fullest. On 1 May 1761, still in his twenties, Haydn signed a contract as “Vice-Capellmeister in the service of his Serene Highness Paul Anton, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, of Esterháza and Galantha, etc. etc.” The benevolent patronage Haydn thus secured would last nearly five decades, to the end of his life. Three of the five decades were spent in active, and well-nigh incredibly fertile, Kapellmeisterly duty, the remaining two as a pensioned, still tirelessly creative, world celebrity.

Citation (MLA):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 10 Instrumental Music Lifts Off." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2018. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume2/actrade-9780195384826-div1-10007.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 10 Instrumental Music Lifts Off. In Oxford University Press, Music In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries. New York, USA. Retrieved 13 Dec. 2018, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume2/actrade-9780195384826-div1-10007.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 10 Instrumental Music Lifts Off." In Music In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries, Oxford University Press. (New York, USA, n.d.). Retrieved 13 Dec. 2018, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume2/actrade-9780195384826-div1-10007.xml
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