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Contents

Music In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries

THE LONDON TOURS

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

Haydn remained in active service to the Esterházys, and in full-time residence on their estates, until Prince Nikolaus’s sudden death on 28 September 1790. The latter’s son and successor, Prince Anton, uninterested in music, disbanded his father’s orchestra and opera establishment. This was no disaster for Haydn but yet another stroke of good fortune. He remained, according to the terms of Prince Nikolaus’s will, on full salary as titular Kapellmeister, and drew a pension on top of it, but was no longer under any actual obligation to his patron. He was able to settle in Vienna and pursue a fully subsidized life as a freelance artist. As things turned out, his new status made it possible for him to accept a fantastic offer that unexpectedly came his way and embark on what amounted to a new career as international celebrity under newly viable economic and social conditions.

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-div1-10011.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-div1-10011.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-div1-10011.xml
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