11. Joseph Haydn - Joseph Haydn 1732-1809 Joseph Haydn was...

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Joseph Haydn 1732-1809
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Joseph Haydn was trained as a choirboy and taken into the choir at St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, where he sang from 1740 to 1750. He then worked as a freelance musician , playing the violin and keyboard instruments , accompanying for singing lessons.
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At this time, he wrote some sacred works, music for theatre comedies and chamber music. In 1759, he was appointed music director to Count Morzin; but he soon moved, into service as Vice- Kapellmeister with one of the leading Hungarian families, the Esterházys, becoming full Kapellmeister in 1766 .
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He was director of an ensemble of 15- 20 musicians, with responsibility for the music and the instruments. He was required to compose for his employer - from 1762, Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. At first, he lived at Eisenstadt, 30 miles southeast of Vienna; but by 1767 the family's chief residence, and Haydn's chief place of work, was at the new palace at Eszterháza.
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Some of the symphonies from 1770
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2009 for the course MUS 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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11. Joseph Haydn - Joseph Haydn 1732-1809 Joseph Haydn was...

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