Franz Joseph Haydn

Haydn portrait by Thomas Hardy
Haydn portrait by Thomas Hardy
  • 31 March 1732 - 31 May 1809
  • Austrian composer of the Classical period
  • Amoung the creators of the fundamental genres of classical music
  • Influenced many important composers, such as Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms
  • Composed 106 symphonies
  • Often referred to as the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet"

 

Chamber Music Works

  • 32 Divertimenti for Mixed Instruments
    • Numbers 21 through 26 and 30 through 32
  • String Quartets
    • Op. 1 ("Divertimenti"), Bb, Eb, D, G, Eb, C, 1762-64
    • Op. 2 ("Divertimenti"), A, E, ?, F, Bb, ?, 1761-65
    • Op. 9 ("Divertimenti"), C, Eb, Bb, A, 1771 
    • Op. 17, E, F, Eb, c, G, "Recitative", D, 1771
    • Op. 20, "Sun" Quartets, Eb, C, g, D, f, A, 1772
    • Op. 33 "Russian" Quartets, b, Eb, "The Joke", C, "The Bird", B
      b, G, "How Do You Do?", D, 1781
    • Op. 42, d, 1785
    • Op. 50, "Prussian" Quartets, Bb, C, Eb, f sharp, "Ein Traum" F, "The Frog" D, 1787
    • Op. 51, "Seven Last Words", 1786
    • Op. 54, "Tost" Quartets, i, G, C, E, 1788
    • Op. 55, "Tost" Quartets, ii, A, "The Razor" f, Bb, 1788
    • Op. 64, "Tost" Quartets, iii, C, b, Bb, G, Eb, "The Lark" D, 1790 
    • Op. 71 "Apponyi" Quartets, i, Bb, D, Eb, 1793
    • Op. 74, "Apponyi" Quartets, ii, C, F, "The Writer" g, 1793
    • Op. 76, "Erdödy" Quartets, G, d "Quinten", C "Emperor", Bb "Sunrise", D, Eb, 1797
    • Op. 77, "Lobkowitz" Quartets, G, F, 1799
    • Op. 103, Unfinished Quartet, d, 1803
  • 21 String Trios for 2 violins and cello
  • 10 String Trios for 2 violins and bass (20 others either doubtful or not authentic)
  • 126 Baryton Trios (for baryton, viola, and bass)
  • 33 Duos for 2 Barytons
  • Violin Duos, H. VI, no. 1 - 6, F, A, Bb, D Eb, C, 1777
  • 1 Divertimento for horn, violin, and cello in Eb, H. IV, no. 5, 1767
  • 6 Divertimenti for either 2 violins and cello or flute, violin, and cello, H. IV, no. 6 - 11, D, G, C, G, A, D, 1784
  • Trios for 2 flutes and cello, H. IV, no. 1 - 4, C, G, G, G, 1794
  • Keyboard Trios H. XV
    • 15 Trios for harpsichord, violin, and cello (or bass)
    • Sonatas for piano, violin, and cello
      • No. 32, G, 1794
      • No. 18, A, 1794
      • No. 19, g, 1794
      • No. 20 Bb, 1794
      • No. 21, C, 1795
      • No. 22, Eb, 1795
      • No. 23, d, 1795
      • No. 24, D, 1795
      • No. 25, G, 1795
      • No. 26, f#, 1795
      • No. 27, C, 1795-1797
      • No. 28, E, 1795-1797
      • No. 29, Eb, 1795-1797
      • No. 31, "Jacob's Dream", eb, 1795-1797

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References: Wikipedia contributors, "Joseph Haydn," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Joseph_Haydn&oldid=500859627 (accessed July 12, 2012)