Published in The Classical Era: From the 1740s to the end of the 18th century (Man & Music), January 1, 1989.
This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in The Classical Era edited by Neal Zaslaw which can be purchased from www.palgrave.com/
1989. Reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.