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Gurn Blanston
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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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at Haydn Seek
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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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Haydn Seek
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2019 at Haydn Seek
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2019 at Haydn Seek
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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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Haydn Seek
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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... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at Haydn Seek
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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... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2018 at Haydn Seek
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at Haydn Seek
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2018 at Haydn Seek
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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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Haydn Seek
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Thanks to the Haydn Society of Great Britain for permission to republish this essay here. Joseph Haydn by Ludwig Gottenbrun ca 1770 One thing which seems to dominate all the arts in eighteenth century Germanic lands, to the point of being a hallmark of sorts, is the notion that if... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2018 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. No. Genre Key Title Instruments 24a:deest Lied with Orchestra G Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser! Chorus, Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns in G, 2 Trumpets in C, Timpani in G & D & Strings 26a:43 Lied / Song G Gott erhalte den Kaiser! Keyboard 17a:deest Theme &... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Haydn Seek
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Haydn's autograph of the Lied version of the Anthem [To HAYDN FROM ANTONIO SALIERI AND PAUL WRANIZKY, on behalf of the Tonkünstler-Societät, VIENNA. in German] To Herr Joseph Hayden, Capellmeister to His Serene Highness Prince Esterhazy. Most esteemed Hon. Capellmeister! You must and should rightly be accustomed to hearing the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. 25a Genre Key Voice Title Instruments Libretto 25a:1 Italian Duet F Soprano & Tenor Guarda qui, che lo vedra Fortepiano Carlo Francesco Badini 25a:2 G Saper vorrei se m'ami Hob. Genre Key Name Instruments/Voices 22:09 Catholic Mass C Missa in Tempore Belli (Mass in Time of War) OR Paukenmesse... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. No. Genre Libretto Name Instruments/Voices 30:5a Incidental music adapted from a play by Alexander Bicknell: The Patriotic King OR Alfred & Elvida – translated into German by J.W. Cowmeadow Alfred, König der Angelsachsen Triumph of the Danes (Chorus) 3 Voices, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 2 Trumpets, Timpani, Strings 30:5b... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. No. Genre Key Title Voice Instruments Libretto 25b:1-4 Partsongs See table below 3 voices – var. Fortepiano continuo See table below 25c:1-9 Partsongs 4 voices - S-A-T-B Fortepiano continuo (but fully composed in #6-9) Haydn's original autograph manuscript Aus des Ramlers Lyrischer Blumenlese In die Music gesetzt von Jos.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hob. No. Genre Libretto Name Instruments/Voices 20:02 Oratorio Words arranged by Gottfried van Swieten The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross S-A-T-B, Chorus, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Timpani & Strings The Crucifixion Hieronymus Bosch ca 1485 At... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Haydn Seek
Jeremy, Very pleased that you have enjoyed my efforts here. As you know, there is always a long way to go when trying to cover all of Haydn! But your information is greatly appreciated, and I will certainly hunt down that recording. Filling in these little blanks is a delight for me! Thanks, and best regards, Gurn
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Hob. 15 No. Landon No. Key Genre Instruments Note 30 42 Eb Accompanied Sonata (Keyboard Trio) Fortepiano, Violin & Cello for Breitkopf & Härtel 27 43 C for Therese Jansen-Bartolozzi 28 44 E 29 45 Eb Domestic music making, ala James Gillray When we were preparing to leave London and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Haydn Seek
You are most welcome, Ray. As you see, some progress has been made since this 'Welcome' page was written, but still a long way to go. When I started, I was like you, looking for a little info. Amazing how much there was to learn. Hope you enjoy your time here. Feel free to comment, question, correct, etc, any time.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2017 on Welcome to Haydn Seek at Haydn Seek
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Haydn in 1792 by Thomas Hardy Keeping up with Haydn in the 1790's can be a real challenge. We think we know all he did, but in fact, we only know what he wrote down or else told his later biographers about, and caught up in there are, on the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hob Genre Key Instruments 7e:1 Concerto Eb Keyed Trumpet, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, Timpani & Strings The World Première of the Concerto for Organized Trumpet Do you like to let your mind wander to relive certain points in time, sometimes major game-changers, other times... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Marie Hermenegild Esterházy by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun Maybe you are like me in some ways. If so, you would have got home from the arduous London years, back to Vienna and gone to visit your tribute monument at your birthplace, put your money in the bank and started working on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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Hamburg in 1811 by J.M. David Haydn counted the days he spent in England among the happiest of his life. He was universally respected there, a new world was opened up to him, and he was enabled by generous profits at last to pull out of the limited circumstances in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at Haydn Seek
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London Bridge, Monument & Church of St Magnus J.M.W. Turner c 1795 It has certainly been a busy four and a half years. Given that Haydn was in his fifty-ninth year when the Prince died in September of 1790, and when he said his final good bye to his friend... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at Haydn Seek