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  Franz Joseph Haydn - LoveToKnow 1911
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809), Austrian composer, was born on the 31st of March 1732 at Rohrau (Trstnik), a village on the borders of Lower Austria and Hungary.
In 1740, on the recommendation of the Dean of Hainburg, Haydn obtained a place in the cathedral choir of St Stephen's, Vienna, where he took the solo-part in the services and received, at the choir school, some further instruction on the violin and the harpsichord.
Haydn, thus released from his official duties, forthwith accepted a commission from Salomon, the London concertdirector, to write and conduct six symphonies for the concerts in the Hanover Square Rooms.
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 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3
Haydn’s father was a poor wheelwright who sent him, at the age of eight, to Vienna to be trained as a chorister at St. Stephen's Cathedral where he became known for his fine voice.
Haydn's visits to London suggested to him the musical possibilities of oratorio, in the form perpetuated after Handel's death by commemorative festival performances.
Haydn was a prolific composer of chamber music, with a considerable number of compositions for his chief patron, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy, who played the baryton, a bowed string instrument resembling a viola da gamba, with sympathetic strings that could also be plucked.
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 Franz Joseph Haydn - Biography and Works by Classical Favorites
Haydn was born in 1732, the son of a wheelwright living in the village of Rohrau near the border with Hungary.
Gradually, Haydn came to write as much for publication as for his employer, and several important works of this period, such as the Paris symphonies (1785-6) and the original orchestral version of The Seven Last Words of Christ (1786), were commissions from abroad.
Haydn was well cared for by his servants, and he received many visitors and public honors during his last years, but they cannot have been very happy years for him.
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  HOASM: (Franz) Joseph Haydn
Haydn proposed to serve as Porpora's factotum in return for instruction; although this arrangement was undertaken for no more than three months, Haydn later credited Porpora with teaching him "the true fundamentals of composition;" he also learned much about setting Italian texts.
In later years Haydn saw these two events as having been decisive for his development: isolation at Esterháza forced him to be original; the keyboard music of Emanuel Bach inspired him to forge a musical idiom that went beyond the pleasantries of the galant style.
It was not until Haydn's later years, when the impact of his own music (together with the best of his contemporaries') had been absorbed by the musical public, that larger instrumental forms began to assume the same prestige as vocal music.
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 Joseph Haydn
In his early years Haydn chiefly wrote instrumental music, including symphonies and other pieces for the twice-weekly concerts and the prince's Tafelmusik, and works for the instrument played by the prince, the baryton (a kind of viol), for which he composed circa 125 trios in ten years.
Joseph was given extensive training as a singer, and served as one of the Cathedral's principal soloists, yet voice was not his only area of study.
Haydn's growing reputation was acknowledged in a new contract that he signed with the Esterházys January 1, 1779, when at last, after fifteen years of exclusive employment, he was given the right to compose for other potential patrons, if he wished, and not merely for Prince Nikolaus.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Franz Joseph Haydn
The year 1756 found Haydn so well informed in the various branches of his art that he began to be ranked among the first music-masters of Vienna.
In the field of vocal writing Haydn was not notably successful; his solos are not on the same level as his other works, but his three and four part songs are generally accorded the same high appreciation given to his more pretentious efforts.
It was received enthusiastically in Vienna, London and Paris, and until a quarter of a century ago it divided popularity with the masterpieces of Handel.
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 The Music Chamber - Franz Joseph Haydn
Joseph Haydn, being the oldest of the three composers that defined classical music in the late-18th century, was considered the "Father" of Viennese classicism.
In particular, Joseph Haydn was known as the "Father" of the modern symphony with four movements, including a 'minuet' and a slow movement.
Franz Joseph Haydn was born in Rohrau, lower Austria, on March 31st, 1732.
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 Franz Joseph Haydn
Franz Joseph Haydn, (March 31, 1732 – May 31, 1809) was a leading composer of the Classical period, called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".
Haydn was born in 1732 in the Austrian village of Rohrau near the border with Hungary.
Haydn's parents were perceptive enough to notice that their little son had musical talent, and they also knew that in Rohrau he would have no chance to obtain any serious musical training.
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 Joseph Haydn - an overview of the classical composer
Haydn was born in Austia, he learned the harp at an early age and became a boy singer in a choir in Vienna.
Haydn outlived several heads of the Esterhazy family and one change in leadership gave him the opportunity to travel further afield and he was to visit parts of Europe and especially London where he discovered the works of Handel.
Haydn was very much influenced by developments made by Bach's son C. Bach who, moving away from his father's teachings, brought drama and originality to his keyboard works and helped to establish early Sonatas and Symphonies in 3 movements.
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 Essentials of Music - Composers
Haydn is often referred to as "Papa" Haydn, and there is some justification for this.
Here Haydn helped transform the genre from little more than a string divertimento (with the emphasis on the top voice) to a type of chamber music in which all parts play an equal role.
Haydn's style is detectable in the early music of Beethoven as well.
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 Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Joseph Haydn is considered a prominent member of the Viennese Classical school and a leading composer of the 18th-century Classical period, along with composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).
Haydn’s musical talent was discovered at age five, and the child went to live in Hainburg with his uncle for more promising musical opportunities.
Haydn began writing string quartets in 1757 when he only had three other musicians with whom to work, and the genre later grew to be one of his most significant.
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 Biografia de Franz Joseph Haydn
Y es que a Haydn, más que a ningún otro, se debe el definitivo establecimiento de formas como la sonata y de géneros como la sinfonía y el cuarteto de cuerda, que se mantuvieron vigentes sin apenas modificaciones hasta bien entrado el siglo XX.
Allí permaneció Haydn hasta el cambio de voz, momento en que, tras un breve período como asistente del compositor Nicola Porpora, pasó a servir como maestro de capilla en la residencia del conde Morzin, para quien compuso sus primeras sinfonías y divertimentos.
Haydn tenía a su disposición una de las mejores orquestas de Europa, para la que escribió la mayor parte de sus obras orquestales, operísticas y religiosas.
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 Composer Biography - Haydn, Franz Joseph
At first he lived at Eisenstadt, c30 miles south-east of Vienna; by 1767 the family's chief residence, and Haydn's chief place of work, was at the new palace at Eszterháza.
In his early years Haydn chiefly wrote instrumental music, including symphonies and other pieces for the twice-weekly concerts and the prince's Tafelmusik, and works for the instrument played by the prince, the baryton (a kind of viol), for which he composed c125 trios in ten years.
Some of the symphonies from c1770 show Haydn expanding his musical horizons from occasional, entertainment music towards larger and more original pieces, for example nos.26, 39, 49, 44 and 52 (many of them in minor keys, and serious in mood, in line with trends in the contemporary symphony in Germany and Austria).
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 Haydn, Franz Joseph mp3 music
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 Franz Joseph Haydn | InfoHatter.com
Franz Joseph Haydn was one of the most influential and remarkable musicians of the Classical era.
Haydn’s life is the story of how the son of a wheelwright from a little Austrian town rose to become one of the most prolific composers the world has ever seen.
The birth of Franz Joseph Haydn is shrouded in some mystery, as his official birth date, according to the family register, was April 1, 1732.
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 Franz Joseph Haydn Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Haydn evolved a tonal language that exhibited a gradual growth toward contrapuntal complexity and a vast range of expression in comparison to the technical simplicity and expressive triviality of much mid-18th-century instrumental music of the style galant.
Haydn was in charge of the musical forces of the court, which included an orchestra of 12 musicians and a group of singers.
Haydn's major works of this period seemed to his younger contemporaries to show a considerable influence of Mozart's mature style, and the relationship was openly reciprocal.
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 Franz Joseph Haydn biography
Franz Joseph Haydn is best remembered for his symphonic music, honored by music historians who have dubbed him the "Father of the Symphony." That is a well-known fact.
Haydn was indeed a self-made man. Born in the small village of Rohrau, Austria on March 31, 1732, Franz Joseph Haydn was the second of twelve children.
Haydn decided to create a new symphony for the prince, a symphony that he hoped would "get Prince Esterhazy's attention." This particular symphony was written with a long slow movement, designed to be so soothing that the prince would surely fall asleep.
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 Franz Joseph Haydn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Haydn was commissioned to compose and conduct six symphonies for London in 1790, and later six more.
Haydn's fifteen operas were successful in their day but were never revived.
Haydn composed unpretentious songs in English for voice with keyboard and arranged Scottish and Welsh airs.
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 Composer Franz Joseph Haydn
Because Franz Joseph Haydn owed much to the church for providing his early musical training, it is fitting that his legacy includes thirteen masses and countless religious works.
Haydn was fortunate to be hired as royal Kapellmeister by Prince Nikolaus II, who recognized not only his talent but also his good nature and joyful approach to his life and his music.
Haydn was a genial and outgoing man, whose talent and kindly personality drew people to him.
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 •• Biography of Franz Joseph Haydn - PianoParadise••
Haydn is traditionally considered the father of the symphony and string quartet, and he did write the first well-known works in those genres.
HAYDN, FRANZ JOSEPH (1732-1809), Austrian composer, was born on the 31st of March 1732 at Rohrau (Trstnik), a village on the borders of Lower Austria and Hungary.
Haydn, thus released from his official duties, forthwith accepted a commission from Salomon, the London concertdirector, to write and conduct six symphonies for the concerts in the Hanover Square Rooms.
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 SPECTRUM Biographies - Franz Joseph Haydn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Haydn grew up in a musical family who lived in Rohrau, Austria, where he was born on March 31, 1732.
In 1797, Haydn was commissioned to write a patriotic hymn, and he produced Gott, erhalte Franz, den Kaiser.
Haydn conducted his last concert in 1803 before his health began to deteriorate.
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Haydn was the single most important contributor to the development of the symphony and the string quartet, and wrote some of the most beautiful music in these forms.
Franz Joseph Haydn (he never used the Franz) (March 31, 1732 - May 31, 1809) was a leading composer of the high classical period, second only to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
One story told about this symphony is that Haydn and his musicians wanted to return to their families in town for the winter.
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 Haydn mp3 and MIDI music downloads. Download free Haydn files here.
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was born in a small village near Vienna, the second of 12 children.
In 1761 the Esterhazy family, one the richest and most influential of the Hungarian nobility, employed Haydn.
Called "Papa" Haydn by his many admirers, including Mozart, Haydn was finally freed in 1790 of his duties at Esterhaza and traveled to London, where he was received with great fanfare.
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 Haydn
Haydn was twenty-four years older than Mozart was, and it is assumed that his sonatas must be earlier in style.
Haydn on his return to Vienna, met a young musician named Ludwig van Beethoven, whom he invited to come to Austria and study with him, therefore Beethoven had two other persons closely connected with him who were also Freemasons: his doctor/biographer and his teacher.
In 1795 Haydn returned to England and left shortly after with a small libretto of an oratorio called "The Creation" which was destined to become one of his greatest works.
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