16: London in the 1790s

Piano by John Broadwood, London, 1795. Schubert Club, St. Paul, Minnesota


Example 16.3: Jan Ladislav Dussek, The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Eveliina Kytömäki, piano, on Youtube

Lecture by Christopher Hogwood: "At an Amateur Domestic Evening: Haydn, Symphony No. 104, 'London,' arranged by Salomon," at Gresham College

Portrait of Joseph Haydn by the English painter Thomas Hardy, 1792


Examples 16.1 and 2: Haydn, Symphony No. 97, Orchestra of the 18th Century, cond. Franz Brüggen, on Youtube

Example 16.3: Jan Ladislav Dussek, The Sufferings of the Queen of France, Andreas Staier, piano (available on the Naxos Music Library); also on Youtube (with score)

See also "Audio and Video Recordings to Accompany Anthology" (click on left)


Haydn's Piano Sonata No. 62 (Hob. XVI-52), the autograph score at the Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/resource/ihas.200196590#seq-6

A parody of domestic music-making by James Gillray, 1810


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Dussek at the piano, 1795. Portrait by Henri-Pierre Danloux

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John Nixon, drawing of the musico Luigi Marchesi and the cellist James Cervetto participating in a concert at Hanover Square in 1789

Study Guide

Names, titles, and terms introduced in chapter 16

Johann Peter Salomon

Nancy Storace

Adalbert Gyrowetz

Joseph Haydn

L'anima del filosofo

Jan Ladislav Dussek

Prince Anton Esterházy

Haydn, Symphony No. 97 in C

London Pianoforte School

John Broadwood

Muzio Clementi

The Sufferings of the Queen of France

Therese Jansen

Haydn, Piano Sonata No. 62 in E flat, Hob. XVI: 52

Topic for discussion

Using examples derived from this chapter, comment on the newspaper report from 1793 quoted in the first paragraph, ending "Music as well as misery has fled for shelter to England."