Wyn Jones, David, ed. Haydn. Oxford Composer Companions. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Provides important information and new research in an encyclopedic fashion on a variety of topics related to Haydn's life and works.
Is a comprehensive guide to the available information on Haydn, covering a wide variety of topics. The guide includes entries on Haydn's background, librettists associated with, aristocratic families, composers he associated with, family and friends, performers of his work, music dealers, copyists, towns he visited, his music (both general and specific), performance practice, scholarship on Haydn, publications, technical terms, and more.
Entries are listed alphabetically by subject. An overview of all subjects is listed at the beginning of the guide. Appendices include a complete list of Haydn's works by Hoboken number, and text incipits from individual movements of his works that also identify the Hoboken number of the larger piece.
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