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Michael Haydn (1737-1806) was an Austrian composer of the classical period.

Haydn was born on 14th September 1737 in the Austrian village of Rohrau near the Hungarian border. Michael Haydn, like his brother Joseph, was a chorister at St Stephen's in Vienna. Shortly after leaving the choir-school, he was appointed Kapellmeister at Großwardein and later, in 1762, at Salzburg. The latter office he held for forty-three years, during which time he wrote over 360 compositions for the church and much… read more

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  • His Requiem is just beyond perfection.
  • His Requiem in C minor is perfect.
  • IN SEARCH OF HAYDN , Seventh Art's latest documentary production will have its World Premiere at the Barbican, London in January. The film explores the life of the often overshadowed composer and features Alison Balsom, The Orchestra of the 18th Century, Marc Andre Hamelin, Ronald Brautigam, Emanuel Ax as well as many other classical contributors. At the world premiere, the Endellion String Quartet will be performing Haydn’s Op 76/1 LIVE before the film and there will be a Q&A with director Phil Grabsky after. Click on the link to buy tickets https://www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing/selectseatblock.asp Or like the official Facebook page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-Search-of-Haydn/265982863435406?sk=wall
  • Sad that there are so few real listeners to him. Most of the "Top Listeners" are "i. Adagio" types.... So just the Last.fm radio, with bleeding chunks from his works in no particular order.
  • Liking those symphonies, even though they have as much to do with CPE Bach as JS Haydn.
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