History Music / JosephHaydn

20th Feb '17 1:33:08 AM bt8257
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* AwfulWeddedLife: By all accounts, Haydn and his wife Maria Anna were completely incompatible, but divorce was not an option by the laws of the time. He said he "liked" her at first, but there was little affection and she had no appreciation for his musical talents (reportedly even using his scores for hair-curling paper), and the marriage was childless. Eventually they separated, but Haydn continued to support her financially until her death.

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* AwfulWeddedLife: By all accounts, Haydn and his wife Maria Anna were completely incompatible, but divorce was not an option by the laws of the time. He said he "liked" her at first, but there was little affection and she had no appreciation for his musical talents (reportedly even using his scores for hair-curling paper), and the marriage was childless. Eventually they separated, but Haydn continued to support her financially until her death.she died.
10th Feb '17 11:18:57 PM mlsmithca
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He also composed "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser", a patriotic song about the then-Emperor of Austria Francis II Habsburg. It's melody was later used for the "Deutschlandlied", the present anthem of Germany.

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He also composed "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser", a patriotic song about the then-Emperor of Austria Francis II Habsburg. It's Its melody was later used for the "Deutschlandlied", the present anthem of Germany.



* EndingFatigue: Invoked in ''String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2'' aka "The Joke", which sounds like a normal rondo until the end of the piece, when there's a grand pause. Then he starts the piece over, with one to three measures of silence between each phrase. This goes on for a while, and he finally ends it in the middle of a phrase. Audiences had no idea when to applaud, as the piece just kept going.
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: At the premiere of Haydn's Symphony no. 96 in London, the audience crowded to the front of the theatre to applaud the composer. Just at that moment, a chandelier fell from the ceiling and crashed right where they had been sitting. There were no injuries, earning the piece the nickname "Miracle Symphony." [[note]]Although it sounds like an UrbanLegend, scholars agree that the event did indeed take place-- but it was actually the premiere of Symphony 102.[[/note]]

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* EndingFatigue: Invoked in ''String String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2'' 2 aka "The Joke", which sounds like a normal rondo until the end of the piece, when there's a grand pause. Then he starts the piece over, with one to three measures of silence between each phrase. This goes on for a while, and he finally ends it in the middle of a phrase. Audiences had no idea when to applaud, as the piece just kept going.
* FallingChandelierOfDoom: At the premiere of Haydn's Symphony no. 96 in London, the audience crowded to the front of the theatre to applaud the composer. Just at that moment, a chandelier fell from the ceiling and crashed right where they had been sitting. There were no injuries, earning the piece the nickname "Miracle Symphony." [[note]]Although it sounds like an UrbanLegend, scholars agree that the event did indeed take place-- but it was actually the premiere of Symphony No.102.[[/note]]



* LastNoteNightmare: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._45_%28Haydn%29 "Farewell Symphony"]], while not a nightmare ending, is pretty disconcerting. The last movement ends with the musicians, one or a few at a time, quietly leaving the stage, with the final part played by just two violins. This was Haydn's hint to his patrons, the Esterhazy family, that his orchestra's stay at their summer palace had gone on for too long and that they would really like to get back to their families.
** Haydn's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surprise_symphony Surprise Symphony]] has a nice peaceful melody, but is then rudely interrupted by loud, accented notes. Haydn did it to wake up slumbering members of the audience. He was known as a prankster, and this is one of the many jokes in his pieces.

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* LastNoteNightmare: [[http://en.LastNoteNightmare:
** Symphony No.45, better known as the ''[[http://en.
wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._45_%28Haydn%29 "Farewell Symphony"]], while Farewell]]'' symphony; though not a nightmare ending, it is pretty disconcerting. The last movement ends with the musicians, one or a few at a time, quietly leaving the stage, with the final part played by just two violins. This was Haydn's hint to his patrons, the Esterhazy family, that his orchestra's stay at their summer palace had gone on for too long and that they would really like to get back to their families.
** Haydn's [[http://en.The second movement of Symphony No.94, AKA the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surprise_symphony Surprise Symphony]] Surprise]]'' Symphony, has a nice peaceful melody, but is then rudely interrupted by loud, accented notes. Haydn did it to wake up slumbering members of the audience. He was known as a prankster, and this is one of the many jokes in his pieces.



* ScareChord: ''Symphony No 94'', the "Surprise", features an unexpected fortissimo chord about 30 seconds into the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq78fAgTevs otherwise quiet second movement]].

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* ScareChord: ''Symphony Symphony No 94'', 94, the "Surprise", ''Surprise'', features an unexpected fortissimo chord about 30 seconds into the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq78fAgTevs otherwise quiet second movement]].



* ThatsAllFolks: ''Symphony No 45'', known as the "Farewell" Symphony - he and his musicians were kept at Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's summer palace much longer than expected, so at the end of the last movement, each musician stopped playing and left the stage, snuffing out their candle, until there were two violinists left. The prince got the hint and let them go the next day.

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* ThatsAllFolks: ''Symphony Symphony No 45'', 45, known as the "Farewell" ''Farewell'' Symphony - he and his musicians were kept at Prince Nikolaus Esterházy's summer palace much longer than expected, so at the end of the last movement, each musician stopped playing and left the stage, snuffing out their candle, until there were two violinists left. The prince got the hint and let them go the next day.
20th Jan '17 3:41:32 AM 06tele
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* QualityOverQuantity: Inverted with his symphonies. He wrote 106 of them, they're all worth hearing, and a lot of them are masterpieces. One reason for this is that he was the TropeCodifier for the classical symphony; in writing so many of them, he discovered what could be done with them.



* YouAreNumberSix: Haydn was an impressively prolific composer, writing 108 symphonies, 83 string quartets, 136 trios, and more-- most of which are titled simply by the order they were composed in. So good luck remembering whether your favorite Haydn symphony is Symphony no. 62 in D Major or Symphony no. 76 in E-Flat Major. Unsurprisingly, symphonies that acquired nicknames (such as the "Surprise symphony" or the "London symphonies") tend to get programmed a lot more frequently.

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* YouAreNumberSix: Haydn was an impressively prolific composer, writing 108 106 symphonies, 83 string quartets, 136 trios, and more-- most more--most of which are titled simply by the order they were composed in. So good luck remembering whether your favorite Haydn symphony is Symphony no. 62 in D Major or Symphony no. 76 in E-Flat Major.in. Unsurprisingly, symphonies that acquired nicknames (such as the "Surprise symphony" or the "London symphonies") tend to get programmed a lot more frequently.
3rd Aug '16 6:06:28 PM WillBGood
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJDWh9F3Vig Here it is on Youtube, for those of you who enjoy your spines 1 inch out of proper alignment in the vertical direction.]]
13th Apr '16 8:13:46 AM 06tele
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* OddFriendship: Quiet, nature-loving family man Haydn and brash, urban socialite [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]].

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* NoRespectGuy: Haydn wasn't exactly this for most of his life: he was treated well by his employers, his musicians liked him and he had the warm admiration of his younger contemporary, [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]], but whenever one of the nobles who employed him died and he got taken up by a new one, he found that he usually had to earn their respect all over again because they thought that he was just a competent employee. Then he went to London in the 1790s and was [[HospitalityForHeroes hailed as a genius]]. When he went back to Vienna, he found that in his absence he'd acquired a HundredPercentHeroismRating.
* OddFriendship: Quiet, nature-loving family man Haydn and brash, urban socialite [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]].Mozart.
13th Apr '16 8:02:32 AM 06tele
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* AwfulWeddedLife: By all accounts, Haydn and his wife Maria Anna were completely incompatible, but divorce was not an option by the laws of the time. He said he "liked" her at first, but there was little affection and she had no appreciation for his musical talents (reportedly even using his scores for hair-curling paper), and the marriage was childless. Eventually they separated, but to his credit, Haydn continued to support his wife financially until her death.

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* AwfulWeddedLife: By all accounts, Haydn and his wife Maria Anna were completely incompatible, but divorce was not an option by the laws of the time. He said he "liked" her at first, but there was little affection and she had no appreciation for his musical talents (reportedly even using his scores for hair-curling paper), and the marriage was childless. Eventually they separated, but to his credit, Haydn continued to support his wife her financially until her death.
9th May '15 10:51:42 PM karstovich2
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* DrinkOrder: Tokay. He loved Tokay.

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* DrinkOrder: Tokay. He loved Tokay. Like, ''really'' loved Tokay--in his day, most of the Austrian aristocracy and anyone who associated with them liked the wine, but Haydn was particularly obsessed.
5th May '15 7:00:23 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 - 31 May 1809) was an Austrian composer and a pioneering figure in ClassicalMusic. Haydn's parents noticed his talent at a young age, and sent him to live with a relative in Hainburg, where he could receive a good musical education. He was picked to be a boy soprano in Vienna's Cathedral of St. Steven. He worked there for a few years, and was promptly fired when his voice broke. Haydn freelanced for the next few years, getting attention in local orchestras. He finally earned a long term position at the court of Prince Paul Esterházy (and later for his brother and successor Nikolaus). Prince Esterházy's court spent half of every year in the countryside, which isolated Haydn from the musical mainstream for thirty years. This forced him to be very creative. He essentially invented the symphony and the string quartet. Even [[WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] noted Haydn as a profound influence on his work.

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Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 - 31 May 1809) was an Austrian composer and a pioneering figure in ClassicalMusic. Haydn's parents noticed his talent at a young age, and sent him to live with a relative in Hainburg, where he could receive a good musical education. He was picked to be a boy soprano in Vienna's Cathedral of St. Steven. He worked there for a few years, and was promptly fired when his voice broke. Haydn freelanced for the next few years, getting attention in local orchestras. He finally earned a long term position at the court of Prince Paul Esterházy (and later for his brother and successor Nikolaus). Prince Esterházy's court spent half of every year in the countryside, which isolated Haydn from the musical mainstream for thirty years. This forced him to be very creative. He essentially invented the symphony and the string quartet. Even [[WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]] noted Haydn as a profound influence on his work.
2nd Mar '15 10:44:49 PM Patachou
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* OddFriendship: Quiet, nature-loving family man Haydn and brash, urban socialite [[WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]].

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* LastNoteNightmare: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._45_%28Haydn%29 "Farewell Symphony"]], while not a nightmare ending, is pretty disconcerting. The last movement ends with the musicians, one or a few at a time, quietly leaving the stage, with the final part played by just two violins. This was Haydn's hint to his patrons, the Esterhazy family, that his orchestra's stay at their summer palace had gone on for too long and that they would really like to get back to their families.
** Haydn's [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surprise_symphony Surprise Symphony]] has a nice peaceful melody, but is then rudely interrupted by loud, accented notes. Haydn did it to wake up slumbering members of the audience. He was known as a prankster, and this is one of the many jokes in his pieces.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJDWh9F3Vig Here it is on Youtube, for those of you who enjoy your spines 1 inch out of proper alignment in the vertical direction.]]
* OddFriendship: Quiet, nature-loving family man Haydn and brash, urban socialite [[WolfgangAmadeusMozart [[Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Mozart]].
15th Jan '15 4:00:54 PM 05tele
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* TropeCodifier: He was this for two of the most influential forms in classical music, the string quartet and the symphony. Basically, before Haydn there weren't any string quartets or symphonies worth mentioning. Haydn codified them; he composed so many illustrious examples of both that, for the next couple of centuries at least, composers who wanted to get taken seriously had to demonstrate that they could write string quartets and symphonies. Only in the mid-20th century did the quartet and the symphony cease to be forms which composers were automatically expected to write. It could be argued that, in classical music at any rate, Haydn codified Trope Codifying.

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* TropeCodifier: He was this for two of the most influential forms in classical music, the string quartet and the symphony. Basically, before Haydn there weren't any string quartets or symphonies worth mentioning. Haydn codified them; he composed so many illustrious examples of both that, for the next couple of centuries at least, composers who wanted to get taken seriously had to demonstrate that they could write string quartets and/or symphonies.[[note]]Very, very few composers managed to get away with writing neither; typically, those who did so were predominantly opera composers such as Wagner and symphonies. Verdi, and even they aren't really exceptions: Wagner wrote a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_in_C_major_(Wagner) symphony]] and Verdi wrote a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/String_Quartet_(Verdi) quartet]].[[/note]] Only in the mid-20th century did the quartet and the symphony cease to be forms which composers were automatically expected to write. It could be argued that, in classical music at any rate, Haydn codified Trope Codifying.
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