Biography of Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Born in Rohrau (Lower Austria) second of twelve children (the sixth, Michael became a composer, too.) (might also have been one day later) of a blacksmith
A cousin recognizes the musicality in the boy and manages his musical education in Hainburg (violin and piano as well as being a choirboy)
Move to vienna in the care of Johann Georg Reutter, composer of the emperor and band master of the dome. Schooling at the church choir. The aim was to make him a castrate. As they missed the right time, Haydn was turned adrift.
Servant and accompanist of the composer Porpora, who as a countermove gave him composition lessons.
Serving for countess Thun
Music director and chamber composer of count Morzin (in Lukawitz near Pilsen)
Second band master of prince Esterházy.
Promotion for first band master
Becomes a freemason
Visit by editor Bland from England, who commissions trios for flute, cello and piano
After the closure of the Esterhazy orchestra a one year journey to England. In the meantime his friend Mozart dies in Vienna.
Honorary doctor of Oxford University
Return to Vienna and acceptance of Beethoven as his student.
Second journey to England and end of the scholarship of Beethoven
Composition of the emperors hymn (today German national anthem) Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser
Dies in Vienna
Transer of his corpse to Eisenstadt

Sheet music for flute:

Concerto (D-Dur)
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  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro molto
That is the score. There are two violins, viola, cello/bass and a harpsichord part ad lib, which is not included in the score.
Die Jahreszeiten (Bearbeitung)
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Chor des Landvolks "Lenz! des Himmels Gabe, komm!"
  2. Arie: Schon eilet froh der Ackersmann...
  3. Terzett: Sei nun gnädig milder Himmel
  4. Freudenlied: O wie lieblich ist der Anblick
  5. Terzett: Die düstren Wolken trennen sich
  6. Der Herbst: Introduktion
  7. Duett: Ihr Schönen aus der Stadt
  8. Chor: hört, hört das laute Getön
  9. Cavatine: Licht und Leben sind geschwächet
  10. Arie: Da lebt er wieder auf
  11. Terzett: Von Deinem Segensmahle
  12. Lied mit Chor: Ein Mädchen, das auf Ehre hielt
Die Londoner Trios Hob. IV
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Bärenreiter, BA 6897
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Trio I (Allegro moderato - Andante - Finale Vivace)
  2. Trio II (Andante - Allegro)
  3. Trio III (Spiritoso - Andante - Allegro)
  4. Trio IV (Allegro)
Die Schöpfung - nach einer Ausgabe von 1806 (Bearbeitung)
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. No. 1: Andante
  2. No. 2: Allegro
  3. No. 3: Moderato
  4. No. 4: Andante
  5. No. 5: Adagio
Divertimento (C-Dur)
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Boosey & Hawkes, B. & H. 8797
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Andante quasi Allegretto "Chorale St. Antoni"
  3. Menuetto
  4. Rondo - Allegretto
Small score and parts.
For the flute quite boring. Very easy and good for getting to know each other when beginning to play together.
Echo (G-Dur)
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Zimmermann, ZM 1039
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  1. Adagio
  2. Menuetto
  3. Presto
Flöten Quartett I (Es-Dur)
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  1. Adagio - Vivace assai
  2. Adagio
  3. Menuetto - Allegretto
  4. Rondo - Vivace
Only parts
Konzert (D-Dur)
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F. E. C. Leuckart, 9404
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro molto
Probably written in 1170. This edition is based on a copy from a collection in Zittau.
Londoner Trios
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Edition Peters, Nr. 4972
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Trio I (Allegro moderato - Andante - Finale)
  2. Trio II (Andante con variazioni - Allegro)
  3. Trio III (Spiritoso - Andante - Allegro)
The first plays from the score.
The London Trios were composed 1794 during a trip to London. In 1878 they were recovered from the estate of a collector in London. In 1909 due to the 100th day of death the composition was published again by the head of the music departement of the Berlin state library. Of three original hand writings one got lost during world war second.
This edition consists of two parts and the score and includes both versions of the second movement in the first trio.
Mann und Weib oder Der Geburtstag (C-Dur)
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Presto (Allegro)
  2. Andante moderato
  3. Menuett
  4. Fantasia (Air) - Moderato
Flute plays from score
Sechs Quartette - Band II
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  1. Quartetto IV (Hob II:D16): Allegro moderato
  2. Quartetto IV (Hob II:D16): Andante molto
  3. Quartetto IV (Hob II:D16): Minuetto
  4. Quartetto IV (Hob II:D16): Rondeau Allegretto
  5. Quartetto V (Hob II:Es15): Allegro
  6. Quartetto V (Hob II:Es15): Andante
  7. Quartetto V (Hob II:Es15): Minuetto
  8. Quartetto V (Hob II:Es15): Rondeau Andante cantabile
  9. Quartetto VI (Hob XIV:F1): Allegro moderato
  10. Quartetto VI (Hob XIV:F1): Andante molto
  11. Quartetto VI (Hob XIV:F1): Rondeau Allegro
Parts and score
Sechs Trios - Band II (4-6) op. 100
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Zimmermann, Z. 11253 b
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  1. IV: Adagio - Scherzo Allegro - Finale Presto
  2. V: Andante con espressione - Adagio - Tempo di Menuetto
  3. VI: Allegro moderato - Adagio - Vivace
An old edition from the second hand bookshop. Only parts, no score. Probably this edition is no longer sold.
The Divertimenti are really fine, many slowly movements, sounding fine and fun to play.
Sechs Trios, Band I (No. 1-3) op. 100
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Zimmermann, ZM 1015
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  1. Trio I (Adagio cantabile - Allegro - Tempo die Menuetto)
  2. Trio II (Allegro - Adagio -Finale Allegro)
  3. Trio III (Allegro moderato -Poco Adagio - Finale Presto)
Only parts, no score
Six Quartets - Volume I
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Rating: mid-grade
  1. Quartett D-Dur, Op. 1 Nr. 5 (Presto - Adagio - Menuett - Presto)
  2. Quartett G-Dur, op. 5 Nr. 2 (Presto assai - Minuetto - Adagio - Presto)
  3. Quartett D-Dur, op. 5 Nr. 3 (Presto - Adagio - Minuetto - Presto)
Six Quartets - Volume II Hob. II
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  1. Quartet G major, Hob. II No. 1 (Vivace-Andante moderato - Minuetteo - Fantasia moderato)
  2. Quartet D major, Hob. II, D 11 (Presto-Minuetto-Adagio-Presto)
  3. Quartet in C major, Hob. II, No. 11 (Presto-Andante-Minuetto-Fantasia moderato)
Only parts, no score
Sonate (G-Dur)
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  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Finale - Presto
Trio Hob. XV:15 (G-Dur)
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  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Finale - Allegro moderato
Trio Nr. 72 in F-Dur - nach dem Barytontrio Nr. 72 in D-Dur, Hob.XI:72 (F-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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Waldkazu, WK9706
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  1. Adagio
  2. Allegro assai
  3. Menuett - Allegretto
Parts and score
Trios - Londoner Trios Hob. IV:1-4
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  1. Trio 1 in C: Allegro moderato
  2. Trio 1 in C: Andante (Frühere Fassung)
  3. Trio 1 in C: Andante (spätere Fassung)
  4. Trio 1 in C: Finale - Vivace
  5. Trio 2 in G: Spiritoso
  6. Trio 2 in G: Andante
  7. Trio 2 in G: Allegro
  8. Triosatz in G
  9. Andante in G
Nur Stimmen.
Zwölf Nokturnos (D-Dur)
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Apollo-Verlag Paul Lincke, A. V. 6096
Rating: easy
  1. Marsch
  2. Menuet
  3. Scherzando
  4. Menuet
  5. Allegro
  6. Grazioso
  7. Kanon
  8. Allegretto
  9. Menuet
  10. Grazioso
  11. Allegretto
  12. Allegro
First printed edition made of a handwriting from the year 1810, owned by the woodwind quintet of the Saxonian National orchestra Dresden
All movements very short and easy to play.

CDs with/from Joseph Haydn

Henry Adolph, Jörg Färber, Willy Freivogel, Hans Gösser, Klaus-Peter Hahn, Kurpfalz Kammerorchester, Hans-Martin Linde, Pro Arte Orchester München, Kurt Redel, Solistes de Marseille, Süddeutsche Philharmonie, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn
Flute Concerto (1997)
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major, K. 314:
  1. Allegro aperto (07:09:00)
  2. Andante ma non troppo (07:14:00)
  3. Allegro (05:10:00)
  4. Johann Joachim Quantz: Concerto for Flute, Strings and Basso continuo in G major:
  5. Arioso (07:03:00)
  6. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D major, RV 428 "Il Gardellino":
  7. Allegro (04:12:00)
  8. Cantabile (02:40:00)
  9. Allegro (03:09:00)
  10. Joseph Haydn: Flute Concerto in D major, Hob. VIIf (07:50:00)
  11. Karl Stamitz: Flute Concerto in G major, op. 29:
  12. Allegro (08:06:00)
  13. Andante non troppo moderato (04:36:00)
  14. Rondo. Allegro (05:13:00)
Anthony Newman, Eugenia Zukerman
Time Pieces (1989)
  1. Joseph Haydn: 12 Pieces for musical clock (15:28:00)
  2. Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Grande Roundeau Brilliante (13:52:00)
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante (06:37:00)
  4. Allegro (04:12:00)
  5. Andante (02:02:00)
  6. Rondo (04:15:00)
Matteo Fossi, Othmar Müller, Hansgeorg Schmeiser
Trios für Flute, Cello & Piano (2012)
Carl Maria von Weber & Joseph Haydn
    Carl Maria von Weber: Trio for flute, cello and piano (1819):
  1. Allegro moderato (08:40:00)
  2. Scherzo. Allegro vivace (02:59:00)
  3. Schäfers Klage. Andante espressivo (03:48:00)
  4. Carl Maria von Weber: Finale. Allegro (08:55:00)
  5. Joseph Haydn: Trio in D HXV16 (1790):
  6. Allegro (07:57:00)
  7. Andantino piu tosto Allegretto (05:23:00)
  8. Vivace assai (05:13:00)
  9. Joseph Haydn: Trio in G HXV15 (1790):
  10. Allegro (09:15:00)
  11. Andante (05:14:00)
  12. Finale. Allegro moderato (04:52:00)
  13. Joseph Haydn: Trio in F HXV17 (1790):
  14. Allegro (07:17:00)
  15. Tempo di Menuetto (05:55:00)

Literature von/über Joseph Haydn

Last edit 07.09.2014