Biba, Otto and Jones, David Wyn (Ed)
Title Studies in Music History Presented to H. C. Robbins Landon on His Seventieth Birthday
Book Condition New in Fine dust jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Thames and Hudson 1996
0500016968 / 9780500016961
Seller ID 11215
272pp, tipped in frontis portrait, plates, 27 music examples. The studies in English include a recently rediscovered manuscript copy of a Domenico Scarlatti opera, Haydn's early Pastorellas, works by Mozart marketed in London by Longman and Broderip, Haydn's contract with his London publisher and an appreciation of H. C. Robbins as founder of the Haydn Society. The studies in German include information about the Haydn brothers and Mozart, freemasonry in Vienna under Emperor Leopold II, the interpretation of music in the 18th and 19th centuries, portraits of musicians in the Lavater Collection (Austrian National Library) and musical manuscripts in the collections of monasteries and cathedrals in Bavaria.