Joseph Haydn

  • by Jeremy Siepmann
  • Narrated by Jeremy Siepmann
  • 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Symphonies, quartets, concertos and keyboard works poured from the pen of Joseph Haydn, making him one of the most important figures in classical music. Jeremy Siepmann tells the story of the man and his work in this lively autobiography, enhanced by numerous examples of the music itself, taken from the Naxos catalogue. There is no better programme with which to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer's death.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Jeremy Siepmann leads a talented cast of narrators in this behind-the-scenes look at the great composer. Infusing Hayden's story with knowledge and affection, he recounts the musician's maturation from struggling artist to celebrated composer. Siepmann's sonorous delivery and perfect pacing create a picture-perfect portrait. He adopts a steady rhythm that draws the listener into this world of genius and creativity. As Siepmann uses his well-trained voice to weave the facts and anecdotes of Haydn's life, listeners will be entertained and educated by his and the other narrators' thoughtful rendering.

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What the Critics Say

"Biographies of musicians are tailor-made for audio..." (The Guardian)

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A very nice introduction to Papa Haydn

Jeremy Siepmann has done a very good job introducing classical composers to a general audience. He strikes a fine balance of telling the story in an fluid way and yet still get into details. It is especially nice that Siepmann has included music excerpts of a considerable length that really allow the listener to get a good feeling of the composers development and style.
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- Kasper Hemmer Pihl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-03-2009
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks