Joseph Haydn

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Though his full name was "Franz Joseph Haydn", the name "Franz" was not used in the composer's lifetime, and the use of "Franz" when referencing him is avoided by scholars.
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Legal name: Franz Joseph Haydn


(Franz) Joseph Haydn (/ˈzəf ˈhdən/; German: [ˈjoːzɛf ˈhaɪdən]; 31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809) was a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet".

Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate. Until the later part of his life, this isolated him from other composers and trends in music so that he was, as he put it, "forced to become original". Yet his music circulated widely and for much of his career he was the most celebrated composer in Europe.

Joseph Haydn was the older brother of composer Michael Haydn, a friend and mentor of Mozart, and a teacher of Beethoven.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1961 Symphony no. 95 in C minor / Symphony no. 101 in D major "The Clock" Joseph Haydn; RIAS Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Ferenc Fricsay 1
1971 Joseph Haydn / Paul Hindemith / Jaan Rääts / Arvo Pärt Joseph Haydn, Paul Hindemith, Jaan Rääts, Arvo Pärt 1
1980 Haydn: Quartet in D major / Giuliani: Concerto in A major Joseph Haydn, Mauro Giuliani; Vladimír Mikulka 1
1981 6 "Pariser" Symphonien Haydn; Berliner Philharmoniker, Karajan 1
1982 Piano Sonatas - Klaviersonaten Haydn; Alfred Brendel 2
1982 6 Late Piano Sonatas, Hob. XVI: 42, 48-52 Joseph Haydn; Glenn Gould 3
1982 Concertos for Cello with Orchestra Joseph Haydn; Lietuvos kamerinis orkestras, Saulius Sondeckis, Alexander Rudin 1
1982 String Quartets Op. 76: Nos. 4 & 6 (Orlando String Quartet) Joseph Haydn 1
1982 Symphonies 102 & 103 (London Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Sir Georg Solti) Joseph Haydn 1
1983 Die Schöpfung Joseph Haydn; Edith Mathis, Francisco Araiza, José van Dam, Wiener Singverein, Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1983 "London" Trios, nos. 1-4 / Divertissement, op. 100, nos. 2 & 6 Haydn; Jean-Pierre Rampal, Isaac Stern, Mstislav Rostropovich 1
1983 Cello Concerto (Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields feat. conductor: Neville Marriner, cello: Lynn Harrell) Joseph Haydn 1
1983 Debut Recording: Haydn: Violin Concerto no. 1 / Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto no. 5 Haydn, Vieuxtemps; Cho-Liang Lin, Minnesota Orchestra, Neville Marriner 2
1983 Symphonien no. 94 "Mit dem Paukenschlag" / no. 101 "Die uhr" Haydn; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1983 The Classic Trumpet Concerti of Haydn and Hummel Haydn, Hummel; Gerard Schwarz, Y Chamber Symphony of New York 1
1984 3 String Quartets J. Haydn; Philharmonia Quartet Berlin 1
1984 Haydn: Violin Concerto no. 1 in C / Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 2 in D, K.211 Haydn, Mozart; Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Antoni Ros-Marbà, Isabelle van Keulen 1
1984 Symphonien Nr. 88 & 92 "Oxford" Haydn; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
1985 Cello Concertos Joseph Haydn; Ofra Harnoy, Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Paul Robinson 2
1985 Missa in angustiis 'Nelsonmesse' (Hickox, City of London Sinfonietta, London Symphony Chorus) Joseph Haydn 1
1985 Paukenmesse Haydn; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Leonard Bernstein 1
1985 Symphony No. 94 'Surprise', Symphony No. 96 'Miracle' (The Academy of Ancient Music feat. conductor: Christopher Hogwood) Joseph Haydn 2
1985 Three Favourite Concertos Haydn; Yo‐Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Cho-Liang Lin 1
1986 The 6 Organ Concertos (Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra feat. conductor and organ: Ton Koopman) Joseph Haydn 1
1986 Reger: Bach Variations / Haydn: Piano Sonata in C major Reger, Haydn; Rudolf Serkin 1
1986 Symphony No. 44 "Trauer" / Symphony No. 49 "La Passione" Joseph Haydn; The Orchestra of St. John's, Smith Square, John Lubbock 1
1986 The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross Op. 51b, Hob XXIB (The Shostakovich Quartet) Joseph Haydn 1
1986 The Soloists of Australia in Concert, Volume 1 Vivaldi, Haydn, Mendelssohn; The Soloists of Australia 1
1987 Complete Works for Lute and Strings Joseph Haydn; Jakob Lindberg 1
1987 Cellokonzerte (Chamber Orchestra of Europe feat. conductor: Mischa Maisky, cello: Mischa Maisky) Joseph Haydn 1
1987 Mass in D minor, HOB XXII:11 "Lord Nelson Mass" (Banchetto Musicale feat. conductor: Martin Pearlman) Joseph Haydn 1
1987 Symphonies Nos. 6 "Le Matin", 7 "Le Midi" & 8 "Le Soir" Joseph Haydn; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
1987 Missa in Augustiis "Lord Nelson" / Te Deum in C major Joseph Haydn; The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 1
1987 Concertante Haydn, Mozart; London Festival Orchestra, Ross Pople 1
1987 Die Schöpfung Haydn; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Leonard Bernstein 1
1987 Symphonies 93 & 99 (London Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Sir Georg Solti) Joseph Haydn 1
1987 Symphony in C major, Hob. I:48 "Maria Theresia" / Symphony in F minor, Hob. I:49 "La Passione" (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) Joseph Haydn 1
1987 Symphony No. 22 / Piano Concerto in D major / Symphony No. 104 (Scottish Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Gerard Schwarz) Joseph Haydn 1
1987 Three Symphonies, Volume 1: No. 22 "The Philosopher" / No. 24 / No. 30 "Alleluja" Joseph Haydn; Cantilena, Adrian Shepherd 3
1987 Trumpet Concertos Haydn, Hummel, Hertel, Stamitz; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Håkan Hardenberger 1
1988 Die Jahreszeiten (Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin & Berlin Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan) Joseph Haydn 2
1988 String Quartets: "Emperor" / "Fifths" / "Sunrise" Joseph Haydn; Kodály Quartet 2
1988 Beethoven: Für Elise, Fantasie H-Dur, Die Wuth über den verlornen Groschen, 32 Variationen C-Moll / Haydn: Klaviersonate Nr. 62 Beethoven, Haydn; Rudolf Buchbinder 2
1988 Haydn: Nelson Mass / Vivaldi: Gloria Haydn, Vivaldi; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks 1
1988 String Quartets Op. 76 Nos. 1-3 Haydn; Takács Quartet 1
1988 String Quartets, op. 33, Nos. 1-4 Joseph Haydn; Panocha Quartet 1
1988 String Quartets, Op. 54, Nos. 1-3 (Endellion String Quartet) Joseph Haydn 2
1988 Symphonies Nos. 26 "Lamentatione", 52 & 53 "L'Imperiale" Haydn; La Petite Bande, Sigiswald Kuijken 1
1988 Symphonies nos. 26, 22, 53 Joseph Haydn; Musici di San Marco, Alberto Lizzio 3
1988 Symponies in G Major No. 27, No. 88, No. 100 "Military" Joseph Haydn 1

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