• The autograph title page of the Theresienmesse Hob No Genre Key Name Instruments/Voices Notes 22_11 Catholic Mass Bb Theresienmesse S-A-T-B, Chorus, 2 Clarinets, (Bassoon), 2 Trumpets, Timpani, Strings & Continuo (Organ) First performance - 8 September at the Bergkirche in Eisenstadt Because Haydn's career was so long and productive, it...
  • First page (there is no title page) of Op 77 #1 - 'di me, giuseppe Haydn '799' Hob 3# Opus # Key New Grove Number Instrument(s) Notes 81 77 #1 G 66 2 Violins, Viola & Cello Lobkowitz Quartets 82 77 #2 F 67 …There is no sufficient reason to...
  • A Sunday Concert by Charles Loraine Smith of Enderby, 1782 I have been remiss lately in not keeping up this series, which I know many people find interesting because they get viewed very often. However, I recently obtained one of these books and finished reading it just this morning, and...
  • The Burgtheater in the very early 19th century by August Gerasch The doings of 1799 make for a big story. Not just for Haydn, but all of Europe was on the go, and separating his story from its matrix would be doing an injustice to both. So we will just...
  • Hob No Genre Key Name Instruments/Voices Notes 22:11 Catholic Mass d Missa in Angustiis S-A-T-B, Chorus, 3 Trumpets, Timpani, Strings & Continuo (Organ) & Organ obbligato. Called the Nelsonmesse since early times, but not by Haydn, who named it Mass for difficult times in the Entwurf Katalog. 24b:20 Concert Aria...
  • And She Shall Be Called Woman by William Blake ca. 1803 In the last essay, we saw how a libretto by Charles Jennens, intended for Handel in London, may have ended up finally being set forty-five years later by Haydn in Vienna. While we will never know for sure, since...
  • Of all Haydn's works, indeed, of all the many works of music produced in the 18th century, scarcely any has had more ink spilt on it than Die Schöpfung, Haydn's The Creation. There are so many aspects of it which retain their air of both mystery and musico-sociological interest, that...
  • One of Schikaneder's drawings of the premiere of the Magic Flute at the Theatre auf der Wieden 1798. On 31 March, Haydn will be 66 years old. He is not wealthy, but he is comfortably well off. He is well-known and popular throughout Europe and much of the New World...
  • The New English Gardens at Eisenstadt by AC Dies - Perhaps this is when and where Haydn met Dies? I end every essay with "Thanks for reading!". Why? Every June, when the anniversary of beginning this blog rolls around, I stop and consider what modest aspirations I had for it...
  • Hob. 3 No. Opus No. Key New Grove No. Instruments Notes 75 76 #1 G 60 2 Violins, Viola & Cello The 'Erdödy Quartets' Published in 1799 in London & Vienna 76 76 #2 d 61 77 76 #3 C 62 78 76 #4 Bb 63 79 76 #5 D...

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