History Music / JosephHaydn

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.
15th Jan '15 3:55:33 PM 05tele
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* {{Troll}}: He may have been the first one!
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* {{Troll}}: He may have been the first one!one! * 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.
15th Jan '15 3:48:22 PM 05tele
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* HeAlsoDid: A tune from one of his string quartets is used for the [[{{Germany}} German national anthem]]. Not bad for an [[MisplacedNationalism Austrian who spent most of his life working for Hungarians.]] Notably, it was used for the Austrian anthem as well, and is originally believed to be a Croat folk song. He wrote it after being inspired by British patriotism and the way they flocked around "God Save the King".
24th Aug '14 7:22:36 PM karstovich2
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Joseph Haydn (31 March 1732 –- 31 May 1809) was 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 Mozart]] noted Haydn as a profound influence on his work.
23rd May '14 10:59:35 AM karstovich2
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There were no British Queens Regnant in Haydn's lifetime.
* HeAlsoDid: A tune from one of his string quartets is used for the [[{{Germany}} German national anthem]]. Not bad for an [[MisplacedNationalism Austrian who spent most of his life working for Hungarians.]] Notably, it was used for the Austrian anthem as well, and is originally believed to be a Croat folk song. He wrote it after being inspired by British patriotism and the way they flocked around "God Save the Queen".
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* HeAlsoDid: A tune from one of his string quartets is used for the [[{{Germany}} German national anthem]]. Not bad for an [[MisplacedNationalism Austrian who spent most of his life working for Hungarians.]] Notably, it was used for the Austrian anthem as well, and is originally believed to be a Croat folk song. He wrote it after being inspired by British patriotism and the way they flocked around "God Save the Queen".King".
22nd Feb '14 12:54:03 AM Achaemenid
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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.

* HeAlsoDid: A tune from one of his string quartets is used for the [[{{Germany}} German national anthem]]. Not bad for an [[MisplacedNationalism Austrian who spent most of his life working for Hungarians.]]
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* HeAlsoDid: A tune from one of his string quartets is used for the [[{{Germany}} German national anthem]]. Not bad for an [[MisplacedNationalism Austrian who spent most of his life working for Hungarians.]]]] Notably, it was used for the Austrian anthem as well, and is originally believed to be a Croat folk song. He wrote it after being inspired by British patriotism and the way they flocked around "God Save the Queen".
19th Nov '13 6:13:01 PM Jeduthun
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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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