Joseph Haydn

“the father of the symphony and the string quartet” – JOSEPH HAYDN. Among the three Viennese composers, his life was the longest and his output the most voluminous – 104 symphonies, instrumental concertos, 70 string quartets and many other chamber opuses, 52 piano sonatas, 24 operas, the oratorios The Creation and The Seasons. His rich biography is typical of a 17th century musician. His solo career began at the age of six as a singer in the church choir in Heinburg, then for nine years in the church of St. Paul. Stephen’s in Vienna, a thirty-year service as court Kapellmeister in the palace of the Hungarian princes Esterhazy. And it was not until after 1790 that the almost 60-year-old composer, one of the colossi of European musical history who left benchmarks in all genres, found a free creative path.

In 1791 Haydn received an invitation from the German violinist and impresario Johann Peter Salomon to visit England and conduct his symphonies with a large orchestra. The composer made two trips to London, in 1791-1792 and in 1794-1795. For the Zalomon Subscription Concerto cycles, Haydn composed his final, perfect 12 symphonies, which were met with phenomenal success by the huge audiences that gathered at his concerts. His popularity grew even more, he became financially independent, and Oxford University awarded him the title of Doctor Honoris Causa.

Works


"Ave Maria" from "Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo" (Kleine Orgelmesse)
"Benedictus" for Soprano, Mixed Choir and Orchestra
"Berenice, che fai" - Cantata for Soprano and Orchestra, Hob. XXIVa:10
"Nelson" Mass
"Sanctus" for Mixed Choir and Orchestra
"The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross" for String Quartet
Children's Symphony
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in C major
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No.2 in F major
Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra
Concerto for Organ
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E flat major
Concerto for Two Horns in E-flat Major, Hob. VIId/6
Concerto for Two Violins, Cello and Organ in F major
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No.1 in C major
Divertimento
Divertimento for Chamber Orchestra in B flat major
Divertimento in A major
Divertimento in C major
Divertimento in E-flat Major
Divertimento in G major, Hob. XVI/8
Duo for Cello and Double Bass
Duo for Violin and Cello
Duo for Violin and Viola in C major
Maria Theresia Symphony, Number 48
Missa solemnis
Oratorio "The Creation"
Oratorio "The Seasons"
Overture "The Burned House"
Overture to the opera "L'isola disabitata" (The Deserted Island)
Oveture
Piano Concerto in G Major, Hob XVIII:4
Piano Trio No.1 in F major
Polka
Serenade for String Orchestra No.3 in F major, Op. 5
Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, Cello and Orchestra
Sonata for Piano No. 2 in B flat Major
String Quartet in F minor
String Quartet No. 20 in D major, Op.20, No.4
String Quartet No. 30 in E flat Major, "The Joke", Op.33, No. 2
String Quartet No. 32 in C major "The Bird", Op.33, No. 3
String Quartet No. 59 "Horseman" in G minor, Op.74, No. 3
String Quartet No. 60 in G major, Op. 76, No. 1
String Quartet No. 62 in C major "Emperor", Op. 76, No. 3
String Quartet No. 63 in B flat major, Op. 76, No.4 "Aurora"
String quartet No.1, op.33
String Quartet No.2, Op. 76 "Fifths"
String Quartet No.5 in D Major “The Lark”, op.64
Symphony No. 2 in D major
Symphony No. 30 "Alleluia"
Symphony No. 34 in D minor
Symphony No. 45 "Farewell" in Fis Minor
Symphony No. 49 "La Passione" in F minor
Symphony No. 55 "The Schoolmaster" in E flat Major
Symphony No. 6 "Le Matin" in D Major
Symphony No. 60 "Il Distratto"
Symphony No. 7 "Le Midi" in C Major
Symphony No. 73 "La Chasse"
Symphony No. 8 "Le Soir" in G major
Symphony No. 82 "The Bear"
Symphony No. 83 "Le Poule" in G minor
Symphony No. 85 "La Reine"
Symphony No. 87 "Parisian" in A major
Symphony No. 88 in G major
Symphony No. 91 in E-flat Major
Symphony No. 92 "Oxford" in G major
Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"
Symphony No. 95 in C minor
Symphony No. 96 "Miracle" in D major
Symphony No. 97 in C major
Symphony No. 99 in E flat major
Symphony No.100 "Military" in G major
Symphony No.101 "The Clock" in D major
Symphony No.101 "The Clock" in D major, Second Movement
Symphony No.102 in B-flat Major, Hob.I/102
Symphony No.103 "Drumroll" in E flat Major
Symphony No.104 in D major
Symphony No.11 in E flat Major
Symphony No.22 "Philosopher" in E flat Major
Symphony No.35 in B-flat Major, Hob.I:35
Symphony No.4 in D major
Symphony No.44 in E minor "Trauer"
Symphony No.46
Symphony No.93 in D Major
Violin Concerto No. 4 in G Major

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