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.
For a work-in-progress attempt to standardize all of Haydn's works, please see

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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 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.

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

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Oratorios Joseph Haydn 1
2009 The Complete String Quartets Haydn; Aeolian String Quartet 1
2009 27 String Quartets / Seven Last Words on the Cross Haydn; Amadeus Quartet 2
2009 7 "London" Symphonies Joseph Haydn; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Claudio Abbado 1
2009 Grandes compositores da música clássica, Volume 12: Haydn Joseph Haydn 1
2009 Collection complete des quatuors - Œuvre 4 & 5 (Istvan Kertész, Erika Petöfi, Péter Ligeti, Rezsö Pertorini) Joseph Haydn 1
2009 Everybody's Haydn - Symphonies No. 100 "Military", No. 101 "The Clock", No. 103 "Drumroll", No. 104 "London" (Orchestra of St. Luke's feat. conductor Sir Charles MacKerras) Joseph Haydn 1
2009 String Quartets Vol.1 (Hob.XX, op.51) Joseph Haydn; Leipziger Streichquartett 1
2009 Violinkonzerte Nr. 1, 3 & 4 Joseph Haydn 4 1
2010 Grandes Compositores de la Música Clásica: Haydn Franz Joseph Haydn; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 1
2012 Great Classical Symphonies Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven 1
2012 Leonard Bernstein conducts Haydn: The London Symphonies (Nos. 93-104) Haydn; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein 1
2014 Fortepiano Sonatas, Adagio & Variations Joseph Haydn; Bobby Mitchell 1
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 8. and Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 82 Dvořák / Haydn 1
Eine kleine Nachtmusic / Horn Concerto Mozart, Haydn; Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra, Erich Klemperer 1
Flötenkonzerte Mozart; Haydn; Münchener Bach-Orchester, Karl Richter, Aurèle Nicolet, Rose Stein 1
Greatest Composers: Symphony No. 94 "Surprise" Joseph Haydn 1
Guitar Concertos Vivaldi, Giuliani, Haydn, Carulli 1
Kaiserquartett / Divertimento "Chorale San Antoni" / Jagdquartett / German Dances Joseph Haydn; Caspar da Salo Quartet, Stuttgarter Bläserquintett, Symphonisches Orchester Berlin, C.A. Bünte 1
La Surprise Joseph Haydn 1
Piano Sonatas nos. 32, 33, 53, 54, 58 Joseph Haydn; András Schiff 1
String Quartets Haydn; Janáček Quartet 1
Symphonies nos. 94 and 103 Haydn; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 1
Symphony No. 101 in D major "The Clock" / No. 104 in D major "London" Joseph Haydn 1
The Best of Haydn Joseph Haydn 1
The Best of Haydn Joseph Haydn 1
The Complete String Quartets Joseph Haydn; Aeolian String Quartet 1
The String Quartet Haydn, Beethoven; The Lindsays 1
Trompeten-Konzerte von Haydn, Hummel, Mozart, Weber 1
Virtuoso Trumpet Bach, Vivaldi, Haydn, Telemann, Purcell, Rimsky-Korsakov 2

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 The Complete Symphonies Haydn; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dennis Russell Davies 1
2014 Symphonies nos. 92 & 93, 97-99 Haydn; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 Sinfonien 103 & 104 Haydn; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
1997 Symphonies no. 94 "Surprise", nos. 95 & 96 "Miracle" Joseph Haydn; Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen 1
2001 Alfred Brendel Live in Salzburg Haydn, Schubert, Liszt; Alfred Brendel 1
2001 Liszt: Petrarch Sonnet 104 / Berceuse / Valse oubliée no. 1 / Sonata in B minor / Haydn: Andante and Variations in F minor / Schubert: Three Impromptus Liszt, Haydn, Schubert; Clifford Curzon 1
2002 Haydn: Violin Sonata in G / Debussy: Violin Sonata / Schubert: Violin Sonata in A / Fantasy in C Haydn, Debussy, Schubert; Yehudi Menuhin, Benjamin Britten 1
2002 Haydn: Piano Sonata no. 37 / Chopin: Nocturne op. 72 no. 1 / Nocturne op. 15 no. 1 / Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 11 / Eroica Variations / Schumann: Études symphoniques / Rachmaninov: 12 Preludes Haydn, Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninov; Sviatoslav Richter 1
2002 Le stagioni Joseph Haydn; Diego Fasolis, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana 1
2003 Symphonies Nos. 103 and 104 (Symphony Nova Scotia feat. conductor: Georg Tinter) Joseph Haydn 1
2006 Haydn, Saint-Saëns, Elgar: Cello Concertos Joseph Haydn, Camille Saint‐Saëns, Edward Elgar, Мстислав Ростропович, Мстислав Ростропович & Геннадий Николаевич Рождественский 1
2009 BBC Music, Volume 17, Number 11: Symphonies Nos. 22, 26, 67 & 80 Joseph Haydn; BBC Philharmonic, Nicholas Kraemer 1
2009 Die Jahreszeiten Joseph Haydn; Genia Kühmeier, Werner Güra, Christian Gerhaher, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Arnold Schönberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien 1
2009 Die Schöpfung (The Creation) Haydn; Sally Matthews, Ian Bostridge, Dietrich Henschel, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
2010 "London" Symphonies (cond. Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens de Louvre - Grenoble) Joseph Haydn 1
2011 The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross Haydn; Lisa Milne, Ruxandra Donose, Andrew Kennedy, Christopher Maltman, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Vladimir Jurowski 1
2011 Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons) Haydn; Miah Persson, Jeremy Ovenden, Andrew Foster-Williams, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
2014 The Creation Joseph Haydn; Ida Falk Winland, Andrew Staples, David Stout, Robert Davies, Musica Saeculorum, Philipp von Steinaecker 1
2014 Symphonies nos. 92 & 93 Haydn; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
2015 Symphonies nos. 97-99 Haydn; London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
Die Schöpfung Joseph Haydn; Ensemble Orchestral de Bruxelles, Jacques Vanherenthals, Les Choeurs de l'Union Européenne, Dirk de Moor, Hildegarde Van Overstraeten, André Grégoire, Conor Biggs 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Art of Glenn Gould: Bach, Beethoven, Haydn Bach, Beethoven, Haydn; Glenn Gould 2
2003 The Greatest Symphonies - Volume 2 Joseph Haydn 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Trompetenkonzert in Es-dur Joseph Haydn; Georges Eskdale, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Franz Litschauer 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 String Quartet No. 1 (Komitas State Quartet) Joseph Haydn 1
2007 Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1 (Munich Chamber Orchestra feat. cello: Alexandre Bouzlov) Joseph Haydn 1
2012 String Quartet in D major, Op. 64 No. 5 "The Lark": Joseph Haydn; Musopen String Quartet 1
Haydn: La fedelta premiata, Symphonies 43, 44, 45 Joseph Haydn 1
Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 94, 101, & 103 Joseph Haydn 1
Haydn: Symphonies, Nos. 100, 102, & 104 Joseph Haydn 1
Landscape Classics Series No. 35 Joseph Haydn 1
Landscape Classics Series No. 36 Joseph Haydn 1
Landscape Classics Series No. 37 Joseph Haydn 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 34 Joseph Haydn 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 38 Joseph Haydn 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 62 Joseph Haydn 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Complete Haydn String Quartets Joseph Haydn; Kodály Quartet 1

Broadcast + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 The Creation Haydn; St. Matthew's Choir 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Oxford & Surprise Symphonies Joseph Haydn 2
1984 Symphony No. 104 "London" / Symphony No. 100 "Military" (The Academy of Ancient Music feat. conductor Christopher Hogwood) Joseph Haydn 1
1994 Symphonien No. 92, 95, 96 Joseph Haydn 1
1995 Symphony No. 82 "L'ours" / Symphony No. 84 Joseph Haydn 2
1998 Sonatas Nos.54, 55, 59, 60, 62 / Dezso Ranki Joseph Haydn 1
2002 Haydn: The 13 Part-Songs / Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Joseph Haydn, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach; Uwe Gronostay, Nederlands Kamerkoor 1
2006 Die Jahreszeiten Joseph Haydn; Leipziger Kammerorchester, GewandhausKammerchor, Morten Schuldt-Jensen, Rubens, Karasiak, MacLeod 1
2008 Lerchenquartett / Kaiserquartett Joseph Haydn; Joachim-Quartett 1
2009 Trios Nos 32, 33, 34, 41 Joseph Haydn; Trio Hoboken 1
2009 Divertimenti a quattro Joseph Haydn; Piccolo Concerto Wien 2
2009 Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2: The Late Sonatas Joseph Haydn; Alain Planès 1
2013 Schöpfungsmesse / Sinfonia in B major Joseph Haydn, Johann Christian Bach; Reussisches Kammerorchester, Kammerchor der Frauenkirche Dresden, Matthias Grünert 1
2014 Jeunehomme Mozart, Haydn; Alexandre Tharaud, Les Violons du Roy, Bernard Labadie, Joyce DiDonato 1
2014 Haydn, String Quartets op. 33 Joseph Haydn; Cuarteto Casals 1
A Festival of Haydn Joseph Haydn 1
Beethoven - Haydn Beethoven / Haydn 1
Beethoven: Violin Concerto / Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante Ludwig van Beethoven & Joseph Haydn 1
Chello Joseph Haydn 1
Concerti for Flute and Oboe, disc 2 Joseph Haydn 1
Die Jahreszeiten - The Seasons 2 Joseph Haydn 1
Die Schöpfung Joseph Haydn 1
Die Schöpfung Joseph Haydn 1
Great Composers - Joseph Haydn Joseph Haydn 1
Haydn - Symfonins fader Joseph Haydn 1
Haydn Symphonies nos. 44 & 77 Joseph Haydn; Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
Haydn, Franz Josef Joseph Haydn 1
L'imperiale & Surprise Symphon Joseph Haydn 1
Les Classiques Haydn, Mozart; Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra, André Rieu, Herman Krebbers 1
Mass in B flat maj Hob. XXII:12 "Theresienmesse"; Mass in G maj Hob XXII:6 "Sancti Nicolai" Joseph Haydn 1
Paukenmesse Joseph Haydn 1
Six String Quartets Op. 76 (Erdödy Quartets) (disc 2) Joseph Haydn 1
String Quartets, Op. 20 (disc 2) Joseph Haydn 1

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