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The Life and Poems of Anne Hunter Haydn's Tuneful Voice

Caroline Grigson


Anne Home Hunter (1741–1821) was one of the most successful song writers of the second half of the eighteenth century, most famously as the poet who wrote the lyrics of many of Haydn's songs. However, her work, which included many more serious, lyrical and romantic poems, has been largely forgotten. This book contains over 200 poems, some published in Hunter's lifetime under her married name ‘Mrs John Hunter’, some attributed only to ‘a Lady’, and most importantly, many transcribed from her manuscripts, housed in various archives and in a private collection, which are now collected for the fir ... More

Keywords: Anne Home Hunter, song writers, eighteenth century, poet, lyrics, Haydn, romantic poems, Mrs John Hunter, political odes, Robert Home

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781846311918
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315886


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Caroline Grigson, author

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