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Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809
Dernière sonate pour le piano forte, avec accompaniment de violoncomposée expressément pour Madame la Maréchale Moreau par le célébre Jos. Haydn.
Paris: Chez Naderman, circa 1820. 13 pages. 35.5 x 27 cm. Printed on laid rag paper Stained througout. Facsimile of letter from Haydn to Louise-Alexandrine-Eugénie Moreau, the French-Creole wife of the famous general Jean Victor Moreau, dated 1803.Dernière sonate pour le piano forte, avec accompaniment de violonÀ Paris : publiée par Naderman , circa 1820,Expertise by Thierry BODIN - 01 45 48 25 31Syndicat Français des experts Professionnels en Oeuvre d'ArtStanford University Libraries, Memorial Library of Music, MLM 498:In advance of a visit to Paris in 1803, Prince Esterházy asked Haydn to compose a new piano sonata as a gift for Louise-Alexandrine-Eugénie Moreau, the French-Creole wife of the famous general Jean Victor Moreau, and hostess of an influential Paris salon. Haydn, pleading illness, sent instead a copy of the sonata for piano with violin and 'cello accompaniment (HXV:31) minus the somewhat superfluous 'cello part. In an accompanying letter to Madame Moreau, Haydn apologizes for not composing something new, due to his failing health, and promises to fulfill his duties once he regains his strength.This two-movement work, in the unusual key of E flat minor, was originally composed for piano, violin, and 'cello. Haydn wrote it soon after his return to Vienna from London in 1795, and in 1805 it was published for three instruments by several publishing houses. The autograph manuscript is in the Zweig Collection at the British Library. Dated 1795, Haydn wrote at the top of the second movement: "Jacobs Dream by Dr. Haydn 794," which indicates that the second movement w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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