Book Discussion on The Farewell Symphony

Professor Celenza talked with a group of 3rd and 4th graders about her illustrated book, The Farewell Symphony, published by… read more

Professor Celenza talked with a group of 3rd and 4th graders about her illustrated book, The Farewell Symphony, published by Talewinds. The book tells the story behind The Farewell Symphony written by 18th century Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn. Haydn wrote the symphony in an attempt to persuade his employer, Prince Nicholas, to allow the court musicians to go home to their families after several months of performances at Esterhaza, the prince’s summer palace. Ms. Celenza tells the story of the symphony, plays excerpts for the children, and talks with them about 18th century life. close

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Book Discussion on The Farewell Symphony

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161235-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Lansing, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Dec 23, 2000
Last Aired:
Jun 8, 2002

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  • Dec 23, 2000 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 23, 2000 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 02, 2001 | 1:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 23, 2001 | 12:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 08, 2002 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 08, 2002 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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