Franz Joseph Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn Music Recordings

  • Born
    31st March 1732
  • Died
    31st May 1809
  • Birthplace
    Rohrau, Austria

Franz Joseph Haydn, known as Joseph Haydn, was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form. A lifelong resident of Austria, Haydn spent much of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family on their remote estate. Isolated from other composers and trends in music until the later part of his long life, he was, as he put it, "forced to become original". At the time of his death, he was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Flötenuhrstücke, Hob. XIX:1-32 Compilation Open Instrumentation
Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1 Concerto Cello
Horn Concerto no. 1 in D, Hob. VIId:3 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Keyboard Concerto in D, Hob. XVIII:11 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano concerto in G Major, Hob. XVIII:4 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob. VIIe: 1 Concerto Trumpet
L'isola disabitata, Hob. XXVIII:9 Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Creation, Hob. XXI:2 Oratorio Choir and Orchestra
Partita in B-flat major, Hob. XVI:2 Partita Piano
Quartet in D major, Hob. III:34 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet, Hob. III:80 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet in E flat major, Hob.III:64 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet in G, Hob. III:75 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet in G major, Op. 54, no. 1 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet 'The Lark', Hob. III:63 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartets, Hob. III: 25-30 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartets, Op. 50 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartets, Op. 71 Quartet String Quartet
String Quartets, Op. 74 Quartet String Quartet
Mass in C major, Hob. XXII:9 Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra