Franz Joseph Haydn
1732 - 1809
Austria
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F.J. Haydn
Joseph Haydn (31/03/1732 - 31/05/1809), an Austrian composer from Rohrau. He was one of the most important, prolific and prominent composers of the classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these genres. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form. A life-long resident of Austria, Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Hungarian aristocratic Esterházy family on their remote estate. Isolated from other composers and trends in music until the later part of his long life, he was, as he put it, "forced to become original". At the time of his death, he was one of the most celebrated composers across Europe. Joseph Haydn was the brother of Michael Haydn, himself a highly regarded composer, and Johann Evangelist Haydn, a tenor. He was also a close friend of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a teacher of Ludwig van Beethoven.
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Libera me, Domine
Period:Classicism
Musical form:motet
Text/libretto:Latin
Duration:6'32''
In memory of:Princess Marie Elisabeth Esterhazy
Label(s):Divine Art DDA 21212
Libera me, Domine (discovered in the 1960s), written between 1782-1790.
Source:Booklet of CD Divine Art 21212
Contributor:Pentti Ruokonen
Requiem in C minor
Period:Early Romanticism
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Not certain made by Joseph Haydn.
Requiem in C minor for four voices, orchestra and organ. It contains:
- Requiem aeternam
- Dies irae
- Manus tuae fecerunt me
- Sanctus
- Benedictus
- Agnus Dei
- Lux aeterna
Requiem in E flat major
Period:Early Romanticism
Musical form:mass
Text/libretto:Latin mass
Not certain made by Joseph Haydn.
Requiem in E flat major for four voices, orchestra and organ. It contains:
- Requiem aeternam
- Dies irae
- In ictu oculi clauduntur omnia
- Sanctus
- Benedictus
- Hosanna
- Agnus Dei
- Lux aeterna
- Cum sanctis tuis