One of 6 great masses created by the composer between 1796 and 1802 to celebrate the name-day of the wife of his patron, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy and titled in honor of the Austrian empress. According to Grove's, the masses are celebrated for "rich and inexhaustible invention . . . and consummate classical simplicity." Reproduced from an authoritative score, this edition will find a wide and enthusiastic audience.
|Series:||Dover Vocal Scores Series|
|Product dimensions:||8.11(w) x 10.89(h) x 0.37(d)|
About the Author
Austrian composer Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), one of the most prolific and prominent musicians of the Classical era, wrote in every genre. Friend to Mozart and teacher of Beethoven, he standardized the four-movement structure of the quartet, the form for which he is best known.