JOSEPH HAYDN

31st March 1732 - 31stMay 1809

Haydn,Joseph (1732-1809), Austrian composer, born at the Lower Austrian village of Rohrau, son of a poor wheelwright. At the age of 8 he was sent as a chorister to St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. He was dismissed in 1749, played in street bands and in 1752 wrote music for a comedy, The Crooked Devil. In 1754 he became a servant-pupil of Porpora and the following year was appointed to a country gentleman at Weinzierl, and in 1759, after a precarious period of teaching in Vienna, to another at lukavec.

In 1760 he married a shrewish woman named Keller, from whom he managed to live apart most of the time owing to his appointment to the Esterhazy princes: first at Eisenstadt and afterwards at the palace of Esterhaza. At the latter he formed his own orchestra and wrote symphonies, operas (some for puppets) and some chamber music. He remained musical director there until 1790 and spent most of his life in the country, settling permanently in Vienna only after that date.

He paid 2 visits to London, in 1790-2 and 1794-5, receiving the D.Mus. degree at Oxford in 1791, 104 of his symphonies and over 80 string quartets are preserved, besides vast quantities of other instrumental music, 24 stage works, incidental music for plays, 12 masses, the oratorios The Creation and The Seasons and various other vocal works. The classical forms of the symphony and the string quartet were consolidated mainly by Haydn.

Last Updated on 9th March 2003/I>
By Steven

And now for the Music

My grateful thanks go to Ramon Pajares Box for this wonderful piece, email (rpajares@rpajares.net">Ramon Pajares Box and let him know how much you like the music, or better still pay his webpage a visit.

(2771) "Symphony no. 94 "The Surprise" 1. Adagio cantabile-Vivace assai". Another wonderful piece sequenced by Ramon Pajares BoxLarge file please click here for pkunzip.exe.

(2804)"Symphony no. 94 "The Surprise" 2. Andante. ". Another wonderful piece sequenced by Ramon Pajares Box

(2805) "Symphony no. 94 "The Surprise" 3. Menuetto-Allegro molto". Another wonderful piece sequenced by Ramon Pajares Box

(2806)"Symphony no. 94 "The Surprise" 4. Finale-Allegro molto". Another wonderful piece sequenced by Ramon Pajares Box

(2278) "Fantasia in C Major". Sequenced by Reginald Steven Ritchie

(2116) "Capriccio". Sequenced by Reginald Steven Ritchie

(2118) "(The Seven Last Words of Christ)" No. 1 - Largo (Vater! vergib ihnen), Sequenced by Peter Parkanyi.

(2117) "(The Seven Last Words of Christ)" No. 2 - Grave e cantabile (Furwahr, ich sag' es di), Sequenced by Peter Parkanyi.

(2119) "(The Seven Last Words of Christ)" No. 3 - Grave (Frau, hier siehe deinen Sohn), Sequenced by Peter Parkanyi.

(2120) "(The Seven Last Words of Christ)" No. 4 - Grave (Mein Gott! Mein Gott), Sequenced by Peter Parkanyi.

(1638) "Symphony No. 101 in D (The Clock)" Mov 1, Sequenced by Paul C. Dickie

(1639) "Symphony No. 101 in D (The Clock)Andante" Mov 2, Sequenced by Paul C. Dickie

(1640) "Symphony No. 101 in D (The Clock)menuetto e trio" Mov 3, Sequenced by Paul C. Dickie

(1641)"Symphony No. 101 in D (The Clock) Finale" Mov 4, Sequenced by Paul C. Dickie

(1649) "Symphony No. 94 in G 'The Surprise" Mov 1, Sequenced by Langdon Jones ?

(1650)"Symphony No. 94 in G 'The Surprise" Mov 2, Sequenced by Langdon Jones

(1651) "Symphony No. 94 in G 'The Surprise" Mov 3, Sequenced by Langdon Jones

(1652) "Symphony No. 94 in G 'The Surprise" Mov 4, Sequenced by Langdon Jones

(1645) "Symphony No. 44 in E-minor" Allegro con brio Mov 1, Sequenced by Paul C. Dickie

(1646)"Symphony No. 44 in E-minor" Menuetto, Mov 2, Sequenced by Paul C. Dickie

(1647)"Symphony No. 44 in E-minor" Adagio, Mov 3, Sequenced by Paul C. Dickie

(1648)"Symphony No. 44 in E-minor" Finale (Presto), Mov 4, Sequenced by Paul C. Dickie

(1642) "German Dance No.1" Sequenced by Rob Dwyer

(1643) "German Dance No.5" Sequenced by Rob Dwyer

(1644) "German Dance No.6" Sequenced by Rob Dwyer

(26) Symphony No.104, Mov 2, Seq ?

(412) Miniature Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Seq by E.W.C 111 and Arranged by Steve Cox

(413) Quartet Opus.64, No.2 in B Minor Seq V.Phillips

(414) Symphony No.7, Mov.1 Seq ?

(415) Sonata No.7 Seq ?

(420) This piece was kindly donated by Nica Mly, Symphony No.34 Adagio nicely Seq by Francesc Marin

I like to thank Simon Dawe for the lovely piece of music below.

(502) Sonata No.49 in E flat. Kindly donated and Sequenced by Simon Dawe.

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