Joseph Haydn

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  • Joseph Haydn Accomplishments

    In the spring of 1732 in the quaint village of Rohrau, Austria, Franz Joseph Haydn was born. His father Mathias was a wheelwright like his father before him, and had a strong sense of ambition and pride which he also instilled in his children. Neither Haydn’s mother nor Mathias could read music. Even so, the large Haydn family was known to spend the time following their evening meal singing songs around the accompaniment of a harp. This musical family laid the framework for a boy that was destined to become an incredible composer with a long and impressive collection of compositions. Although, there certainly has to be much more to a musical legend than a simple musical background. This paper outlines some of the major events leading up to…

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  • Franz Joseph Haydn: Father Of Classical Music

    Franz Joseph Haydn is widely known as one of the creators of classical music, as well as being dubbed the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet. He is also one of the greatest and most celebrated composers of all time. Haydn once remarked, “Young people can learn from my example that something can come from nothing. What I have become is the result of my hard efforts.” And it was the truth. Haydn came from humbler beginnings than most. He was born in Rohrau, Austria on March…

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  • Why Did Beethoven's Study With Joseph Haydn And Mozart

    Van taught Beethoven through brutal beatings, if he didn't get it right his father would hit him until it was to his pleasing. Despite the fact that Johann Van's teaching methods were wrong, Beethoven became a prodigiously talented child from his earliest days which allowed him to reach farther than any composer's before or since. With his reputation already beginnning to flurish, Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 where he began to study with Joseph Haydn (Budden sec. 1). He started to become…

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  • Classic Period Music Analysis

    The Classic Period was a time period between the years 1750 and 1820. During the Classic Period, there was three main composers that stood out from everyone else – Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. That textbook states, “Even those who know very little about art music usually know something about Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven” (“Music of the Classic Period”). Though each was successful alone, whenever the three crossed paths in Vienna, history was made. Each composer gave a unique quality to…

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  • Haydn's Surprise Symphony Analysis

    As a composer, Franz Joseph Haydn created many symphonies and refreshing pieces for the world to hear. He began his career after his voice broke; he decided to make a living off of teaching and playing violin. Haydn also studied counterpart and harmony. He became an assistant composer for Nicola Porpora and was named the court musician in the Esterházy family, and became accustomed to being isolated from other composers. Since he was isolated from the musical trends of the world, his works were…

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  • Drake And Haydn Comparison

    “Classical music isn 't so far apart from pop music”. From last class we made a comparison that Jay-z between Haydn and who I believe that is similar to Franz Joseph Haydn is Drake. Drake comes from a musical family, but Drake grew up with music in his blood. For example His father, Dennis Graham was a drummer for legendary rock star Jerry Lee Lewis. One thing that they both don’t have in common is that Drake before he was a rapper, came to fame by playing wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks in seven…

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  • Mozart And Haydn Comparison

    Both Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart were the representative composers of the Classical music which had far-reaching influence of the future generation. The achievements of Haydn symphony are extremely high, and Mozart made outstanding contribution on opera and piano concertos. There are stylistic similarities and differences in these two composers. I will illustrate the life experience, form, and performance characteristics by using Haydn Keyboard Sonata Hob.50 in C major and Mozart…

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  • How Does Classical Music Affect Society

    The Classical period in music spanned from approximately 1750-1830. It was called classical period due to the time period being full of art and literature. The music in the Classical period reflected the changes in society, such as the ideas of human reasoning and overcoming problems in the world.Thus, causing a conflict with new and old ideas within the world 's society. People began to realize that music was meant to be enjoyed not for just the wealthy and during a religious mass. New styles…

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  • Major Themes In The Enlightenment

    the market. This piece was premiered on December 25, 1781 in Vienna which is an interesting point that shows Haydn’s work could be performed in other places not only Esterhazy although it appear to have been played in an aristocratic home. This shows that he wrote some pieces for out of the Esterhazy palace. However, this also shows that professional musician’s employment tended to rely on aristocrats more than the demand of market system in his period. This piece sets many interesting settings…

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  • Mozart Symphony 41 Analysis

    The beginning motive, seen in too many other pieces, embodies both styles. The first four measures, while clearly galant, contains a theme that is undoubtedly very fugal. One important part of the learned nature of this theme is its sacred qualities. Composers who used this “Fux” theme, aside from Mozart’s contemporaries such as both Haydns, also include sacred music composers such as Handel, Bach, and even earlier figures like Josquin and Palestrina. The C-D-F-E theme can be seen verbatim in…

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