Joseph Haydn Sheet Music and Scores

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) enjoyed, together with his younger brother Michael Haydn his musical education as a choirboy at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna.

“I was separated from the world, no one near me could fool and torture me about myself, and so I had to become original.” With these words he describes his compositional development as the bandmaster of the music-loving Hungarian Prince Esterházy, with whom he found ideal working conditions as a composer.

In this seclusion he revolutionized the history of music. Haydn developed above all the genres string quartet and symphony, played together with Mozart and taught the young Beethoven.

Thus he, often referred to as “Papa Haydn”, became the father figure of Viennese Classicism.

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