Farewell Symphony, The

From Charlesbridge Publishing

by Anna Harwell Celenza and JoAnn E. Kitchel

The Farewell Symphony

Prince Nicholas isn't easy to work for - just ask composer Joseph Haydn. When the prince isn't demanding chamber music, operas, and ballets to entertain his guests, he wants dance music for balls and dinner music with his meals. Haydn and the other musicians are kept quite busy at the prince's summer estate in Hungary. As summer fades into autumn, the musicians grow increasingly homesick. When Haydn mentions the musicians' distress, the prince threatens to fire the entire orchestra! How will the talented composer convince the mighty prince that it's time to bid farewell to the summer palace? History and music will come alive. Also included is a CD with a full performance of the symphony played by the Orchestra of St. Luke's, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras. (hardcover; 32 pp.; 10" x 10")

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The Farewell Symphony - Book/CD
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