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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

LETTER I.

DescRIPTION of Haydn's residence ;-of his appearance in
his old age ;-of Vienna, and the Prater ;-character of the
society of Vienna ;--of the women ;-political discussion pro-
hibited by the government;-general state of manners favour-
able to music.

BIRTH of Hayda ;-his father a cartwright, and sexton of
the village;-their family concerts ;-Haydn's first instructor,
Frank ;-learns to play on the tambourine ;-sings at the parish

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church ;-visit of Reüter ;-Haydn learns to shake ;-anecdote
of the cherries;-goes with Reüter to Vienna ;-his early ap-
plication and fondness for music;-advantages of the musical
composer ;-amateurs ;-advice to sentimental ladies ;— Italian
sensibility to music ;-Pacchiaroti ;-anecdote.

CONCERTOS censured ;-Haydn's first mass ;-his extreme
poverty ;-Courses of Literature ;-Haydn teaches himself
counterpoint; Porpora ;-Haydn seeks to ingratiate himself
with him ;-learns from Porpora the Italian style of singing:-
gradual developement of his genius.

LETTER VII.

ANECDOTE of the young Italian at the Borromean isles ;-
comparison of the French, and Italian character ;-French
conversation ;-café de Foi ;-saloon of Madame du Deffant ;-
French colonists ; - difference between the Frenchman and the
Italian.

LETTER VIII.

SITUATION of the author ;-instrumental music more cul-
tivated than vocal ;-a taste for the fine arts may be acquired';
anecdote ;-Haydn's opinion of the importance of melody :-
hymn sung by the charity-children at St. Paul's;-Madame
Barilli;-Lazzaroni;—good singing difficult to be defined ;-use
of discords ;- first discovered by Monteverde, and Scarlatti ;-
Mozart too free in his modulations ;--discords in music like
chiaro-scuro in painting :-Haydn collects the national airs of
different countries;-strolling Neapolitan musicians ;-Lionardo
da Vinci;--Haydn's mode of composition ;-his attention to his
dress ;-—neatness with which he wrote;-takes some little history
as the subject of his symphonies ;—Haydn compared to Titian;
scene of Orestes, in Gluck's Iphigenia ;-San Martini ;
Haydn's secret of composition ;-Sarti.

LETTER IX.

ANECDOTE of Jomelli;—the Abbé Speranza ;-Zingarelli;
Haydn's style ;-advantages of instrumental music over vocal;
Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice ;-ballet of Prometheus ;-
Paesiello and Sarti ;-judicious distribution of the parts in a sym-
phony, like harmony of colouring in painting ;-Correggio
Caravaggio-Carracci-Mozart the La Fontaine of music.

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