Franz Joseph Haydn (; German: [ˈfʁants ˈjoːzɛf ˈhaɪdn̩] (listen); 31 March 1732 – 31 May 1809) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio. 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 tutor of Beethoven, and the older brother of composer Michael Haydn.
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Birth and Death Data: Born March 31, 1732 (Rohrau), Died May 31, 1809 (Vienna)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1899 - 1947
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 243 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Berliner||0769||7-in.||11/29/1899||On thee each living soul awaits||Original Lyric Trio||Mixed vocal trio||composer|
|Victor||B-1834||10-in.||10/26/1904||Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser||Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-2321||12-in.||2/20/1905||Air du laboureur||Pol Plançon||Bass vocal solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-2596||12-in.||6/5/1905||The heavens in fullest glory||Bushnell Ericson||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-2598||12-in.||6/5/1905||Rolling in the foaming billows||Bushnell Ericson||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-4729||12-in.||7/30/1907||Rolling in foaming billows||Herbert Witherspoon||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-6362||12-in.||8/28/1908||In native worth||Evan Williams||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-8028||12-in.||6/7/1909||With joy th' impatient husbandman||Victor Orchestra ; Herbert Witherspoon||Bass vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-8191||10-in.||9/1/1909||Paraphrase on the Austrian national hymn||Victor String Quartet||String quartet||composer|
|Victor||C-8330||12-in.||3/22/1922||With verdure clad||Lucy Isabelle Marsh||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-8330||10-in.||10/29/1909||With verdure clad||Lucy Isabelle Marsh||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-8632||12-in.||2/15/1910||The heavens are telling||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-8823||10-in.||4/9/1910||Menuett (in F major)||Mischa Elman||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||BB-8840||10-in.||4/13/1910||Sunrise symphony : Andante||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-9835||12-in.||1/23/1911||My mother bids me bind my hair||Geraldine Farrar||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-9874||10-in.||1/31/1911||Minuet in D major||Mischa Elman||Violin solo||composer|
|Victor||C-10173||12-in.||4/12/1911||In native worth||George Hamlin||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-11910||10-in.||4/24/1912||The marvelous work||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-11911||12-in.||4/24/1912||The heavens are telling||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-12606||12-in.||11/12/1912||Surprise symphony||Victor Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-12607||12-in.||11/12/1912||Surprise symphony||Victor Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-12608||12-in.||11/12/1912||Surprise symphony||Victor Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-12609||12-in.||11/12/1912||Surprise symphony||Victor Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12633||10-in.||11/20/1912||No. 4, Obligation : So help us God||Metropolitan Quartet||Male vocal quartet, with 2 organs||composer|
|Victor||B-13017||10-in.||3/27/1913||Berceuse||Alys E. Bentley||Orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Haydn, Joseph," accessed June 10, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102479.
Haydn, Joseph. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 10, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102479.
"Haydn, Joseph." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 10 June 2023.
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