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  • Amazing Performance Of Haydn's First Symphony
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    Joseph Haydn was without a doubt one of the greatest composers of his day. He was loved very much as both a man and a musician, and unlike many other composers when he died in 1809. he was one of the most celebrated composers in the world. Haydn once said, "Young people can see from my example that something can still come from nothing, but what I am is the result of dire necessity". And it was very true. The story of Haydn was a classic story of "rags to riches". His father, Mathias Haydn (1699...
  • Haydn And Beethoven
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    Among the influential composers of classical music, there have been few who have contributed so much in both talent, creativity, and style as Joseph Haydn and Ludwig Van Beethoven. Both extremely talented in the art of classical composition, Haydn and Beethoven placed their heart, soul and ingenuity in their music as is clearly illustrated in Haydn's The Creation and Beethoven's The Creatures of Prometheus. Both composers display sheer genius in their very effective ways of displaying complex th...
  • Their House And Play Music And Haydn
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    Brady Fredrickson 5/22/00 Josef Franz Haydn The composer that we chose to do are report on is Josef Franz Haydn. Josef Franz Haydn was born on March 31, 1732. Haydn was born in Roh ray, Austria. His parents were both peasants. His Father was Mathias Haydn, who was a wagoner. Haydn's mother was Elizabeth Haydn. Haydn's father was a musical person. He could play the piano, and he could play the harp too. His mother could also play the piano very good. His father and mother would sit around in thei...
  • Six Three Movement Sonatas
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    I. Haydn Haydn has a special preference for writing music in a bundle of six. Each of the six pieces has its individuality while sharing many common features at the same time. Haydn's solo keyboard sonatas show striking diversity in type and style. They often could be categorized by their style periods and each of them reflects a corresponding social background. Sonatas composed from 1773 to 1784 were intended as "public" works from the very beginning, with a clear conception of the taste, prefe...
  • Used Styles Of Music
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    FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Dear President Schneider: On behalf of the great Franz Joseph Haydn, I write this letter of recommendation to support the admission of a great composer into the International Enlightenment Society. In order for a musician to be eligible for your society, I understand that he must embody the characteristics of the Enlightenment and more specifically, as a composer, his music must possess the characteristics of the Classical period. I assure you that what you will find in this l...
  • Classical Period Of Music
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    Getting it's name from art history, the classic period in music extends from 1740 to 1810 and includes the music of Haydn, Mozart, the first period of Beethoven, and Bach's sons. The classical period of music coordinated harmony, melody, rhythm, and orchestration more effectively then earlier periods of music. During the classical era the social function of music began to change from earlier aristocratic and religious connections toward more public and secular activities associated with the midd...
  • Instrumental Music
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    The son of a wheelwright, he was trained as a choirboy and taken into the choir at St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, where he sang from circa 1740 to circa 1750. He then worked as a freelance musician, playing the violin and keyboard instruments, accompanying for singing lessons given by the composer Porpora, who helped and encouraged him. At this time he wrote some sacred works, music for theatre comedies and chamber music. In circa 1759 he was appointed music director to Count Morin; but he soo...
  • Development Of Haydn's Musical Ability
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    "Not only did I have the encouragement of constant approval, but as the conductor of the orchestra I could experiment, find out what made a good effect and what weakened it, so I was free to alter, improve, add or omit and be as bold as I pleased. Cut off from the rest of the world I had no one to bother me and I was forced to become original". The above quote was said by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) during the later years of his life and it refers to the time he spent in Eszterhaza. Haydn was...

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