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1732, Mar 311739-18031809, May 31
a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the piano trio and his contributions to musical form have earned him the epithets "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet". He sang for nine years in a choir at the beginning of his career.
 Timeline (12)
05/29/1753-Joseph Haydn's first opera, Der krumme Teufel, premieres
03/23/1792-Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G premieres
12/12/1792-In Vienna, Ludwig van Beethoven (22) receives first lesson in music composition from Joseph Haydn 
02/10/1794-Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres in London
03/03/1794-First performance of Joseph Haydn's 101 Symphony in D in London
02/02/1795-Joseph Haydn's 102nd Symphony in B premieres
08/15/1795-Joseph Haydn leaves England forever 
08/20/1795-Joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England 
02/12/1797-Joseph Haydn's song Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser premieres in Vienna
03/19/1799-Joseph Haydn's Die Schopfung (The Creation) premieres in Vienna
04/24/1801-First performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons) in Vienna
03/27/1808-Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Creation premieres in Vienna
 Mentions (19)
Franz Asplmayr
...symphonies and string trios of his which were attributed to Joseph Haydn at one time. Among the few scholars who...
Marianna von Auenbrugger
...her sister Caterina Franziska, she was a student of Joseph Haydn and Antonio Salieri. In 1780 Haydn dedicated a cycle...
Wenzel Raimund Birck
...along with Georg Christoph Wagenseil tutored a young Joseph Haydn. He was the court organist for Maria Theresia and...
Alexandre Pierre Francois Boely
...of his chamber music follows models established by Joseph Haydn; however, Boccherini is often credited with improving...
Albert Christoph Dies
...survives today. Dies was a great admirer of the music of Joseph Haydn and undertook to meet the composer and write...
Annette von Droste-Hulshoff
...Maximilian-Friedrich von Droste zu Hülshoff (a friend of Joseph Haydn) and announced her intention to learn it by...
Georg Friedrich Fuchs
...student of Composition Johann Christian Cannabich and Joseph Haydn. In Zweibrücken he was the conductor of a military...
Franz Xaver Hammer
...cellist and composer. From 1771 to 1778, he worked under Joseph Haydn as cellist of the Esterhazy's court ensemble...
Peter Hansel
...principal representative of the true quartet school of Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but also the composer...
Michael Haydn
...composer of the Classical period, the younger brother of Joseph Haydn. Michael never compiled a thematic catalog...
Roman Hoffstetter
...classical composer and Benedictine monk who also admired Joseph Haydn almost to the point of imitation. Hoffstetter's...
Ivan Mane Jarnovic
...pupil of Antonio Lolli and he was an acquaintance of Joseph Haydn, with whom he shared concert programmes in London....
Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith
...Bohemian horn player and versatile composer influenced by Joseph Haydn and Ignaz Pleyel. He is remembered chiefly...
Franz Nikolaus Novotny
...composed mainly church music and his work was esteemed by Joseph Haydn.
Nicola Porpora
...Other students included composers Matteo Capranica and Joseph Haydn.
William Shield
...composer for Covent Garden and, in that capacity, he met Joseph Haydn. In 1817, he was appointed Master of the King's...
Johannes Spech
...Bratislava about 1767 and studied for a time with Joseph Haydn. He died in Vienna in 1836. Amongst other genres,...
Luigi Tomasini
...in the court orchestra of Prince Paul II. In 1761 Joseph Haydn composed the solos in his symphonies no. 6 Le matin,...
Anton Zimmermann
a Silesian-born composer and contemporary of Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Zimmermann spent most of his career...
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Joseph Haydn1732, Mar 311739
 
18031809, May 31

Richard Jonesunknown1720
 
17441744, Jan 20
 an English composer and violinist. His pantomime stage works and ballad operas are all lost excep...
Paolo Benedetto Bellinzani16821700
 
17491757, Feb 26
 an Italian composer of first half of the eighteenth century. Among his works are holy masses, off...
Michielina della Pietaunknown1700
 
1749unknown
 an Italian composer, violinist, organist, and teacher of music. A foundling admitted in infancy t...
Johann Sebastian Bach1685, Mar 311703
 
17501750, Jul 28
 a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles throu...
Santa della Pietaunknown1725
 
17501774 ca
 an Italian singer, composer, and violinist. She is known to have been a contralto soloist, violin...
Charles Dolleunknown1735
 
17551755 ca
 a French viol player and composer. Very little is known about his life. He was active in Paris an...
Mlle Guerin1739 ca1755
 
 
1755unknown
 a French composer. She composed an opera at age 16, titled Daphnis et Amalthée which was perform...
Mme Papavoine1735 ca1755
 
 
17551761
 a French composer. She married violinist Louis-August Papavoine some time before 1755. Nothing el...
Richard Mudge17181741
 
 
17571763, Apr
 an English clergyman and composer of the late baroque period. Mudge became curate of the villages...
Manuel Jose de Quirosunknown1730
 
17601765
 an 18th-century Guatemalan composer. Quirós is the first musician in the New World to receive a ...
Giovanni Giorgiunknown1719
 
17621762
 a priest and an Italian composer. His style of polychoral church compositions are influenced by e...
Elisabeth de Haulteterre1720 ca1737
 
17681768
 a French composer and violinist. Despite the similarity of the name, she did not come from La Cou...
Johann Joachim Quantz1697, Jan 301716
 
17691773, Jul 12
 a German flutist, flute maker and composer. He composed hundreds of flute sonatas and concertos, ...
Jan Zach1699, Nov1724
 
17721773, May 24
 a Czech composer, violinist and organist. Although he was a gifted and versatile composer capable...
Johann Peter Kellner1705, Sep 281725
 
17721772, Apr 19
 a German organist and composer. He was the father of Johann Christoph Kellner. He was appointed c...
Giovanni Cifolelli1750s ca1764
 
 
1775unknown
 an Italian mandolin virtuoso and dramatic composer whose date and place of birth are unknown. In ...
Jean-Jacques Rousseau1712, Jun 281739
 
17761778, Jul 2
 a philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. His political philosophy influenced the ...
Francesco Uttini17231743
 
 
17761795, Oct 25
 an Italian composer and conductor who was active mostly in Sweden. an Italian composer and conduc...
Antonin Kammel1730, Apr 211750
 
 
17791784/5, Oct 5
 a composer and violinist. Kammel was born at Belec, now in the Czech Republic. He was part of the...
Marie Emmanuelle Bayon Louis17461760
 
 
17791825, Mar 29
 a French composer, pianist, and salonnière. Very little is known for certain about her life. The...
Vincenta Da Ponteunknown1770
 
 
1780s 9unknown
 an Italian composer, singer and instrumentalist. As a composer, Da Ponte is known only from an un...
Vincenta Da Ponteunknown1770
 
 
1780s 9unknown
 an Italian composer, singer and instrumentalist. She was a member of the coro, or music school, o...
James Nares1715, Apr 191734
 
17811783, Feb 10
 an English composer of mostly sacred vocal works, though he also composed for the harpsichord and...
Johann Philipp Kirnberger1721, Apr 241741
 
 
17831783, Jul 27
 a musician, composer (primarily of fugues), and music theorist. Kirnberger played a significant r...
Michel Yost17541770
 
 
17861786, Jul 5
 a famous French clarinetist and cofounder of the French clarinet school. He was a brilliant instr...
Christian Gottlob Neefe17481760
 
 
17891798
 a German opera composer and conductor. He studied law at Leipzig University, but subsequently ret...
Maddalena Laura Sirmen1745, Dec 91766
 
 
17891818, May 18
 an Italian composer, violinist, and later unsuccessful singer. In 1771, she debuted her "Concerto...
Franz Christoph Neubauer1760, May1780
 
 
17891795, Oct 11
 a German composer and violinist, Bohemian origin. Neubauer's life is preserved only in fragments,...
Francis Hopkinson1737, Sep 211761
 
 
17911791, May 9
 designed the first official American flag. He was an author, a composer, and one of the signers o...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1756, Jan 271761
 
 
17911791, Dec 5
 a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg. Mozart showed prodigi...
Carl Michael Bellman1740, Feb 41768
 
 
17911795, Feb 11
 a Swedish songwriter, composer, musician, poet and entertainer. He is a central figure in the Swe...
Carlo Zuccari1704, Nov 101720
 
17921792, May 3
 an Italian composer and violinist of the late Baroque and early classical; he worked mainly in Mi...
Claude Balbastre1724, Dec 81750
 
 
17921799, May 9
 a French composer, organist, harpsichordist and fortepianist. He was one of the most famous music...
William Billings1746, Oct 71770
 
 
17941800, Sep 26
  regarded as the first American choral composer. He possibly received musical instruction from Jo...
Polly Young17491755
 
 
17951799
 an English soprano, composer and keyboard player. Following her marriage, Young mostly appeared i...
Mme Delavalunknown1790
 
 
17991802
 an English harpist, pianist and composer. She was born into the Delaval family of Seaton Delaval,...
Agata della Pietaunknown1800
 
 
1800unknown
 an Italian composer, singer, and teacher of music. Only two motet settings by della Pietà, a Nov...
Katerina Maierunknown1800
 
 
1800unknown
  a Russian composer, the daughter of violinist and composer Luigi Schiatti, and played in the cou...
Andre Ernest Modeste Gretry17411759
 
18031813
 a composer from the Prince-Bishopric of Liège (present-day Belgium), who worked from 1767 onward...
Johann Christoph Kellner1736, Aug 151762
 
18031803
 a German organist and composer, the son of Johann Peter Kellner. He wrote a treatise on music the...
Joseph Abaco1710, Mar 271729
 
18051805, Aug 31
 an Italian violoncellist and composer. He wrote nearly 40 cello sonatas, the Capricci for Violonc...
Madame Ravissaunknown1778
 
18071807
 an Italian singer and composer. She was from Turin, but apparently lived in Paris from 1778 until...
Joseph Quesnel1746, Nov 151766
 
18091809, Jul 2/3
 a French Canadian composer, poet, and playwright. Among his works were two operas, Colas et Colin...
Ekaterina Likoshinunknown1800
 
18101810
 a Russian pianist and composer who published short works for keyboard in St. Petersburg through p...
Jean-Baptiste Davaux1742, Jul 191760
 
18161822, Feb 2
 a French violinist and composer. He started playing the violin and the mandolin. In 1767 Davaux w...
Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach1759, May 241780
 
18191845, Dec 25
  the only grandson of Johann Sebastian Bach to gain fame as a composer. He was music director to ...
William Herschel1738, Nov 151774
 
18201822, Aug 25
 a German-born British astronomer, composer, and brother of Caroline Herschel. His interest in ast...
Ludwig van Beethoven1770, Dec1778
 
18261827, Mar 26
 a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Roman...
Wenzel Muller1767, Sep 261786
 
18301835, Aug 3
 an Austrian composer and conductor. He was a popular and prolific composer producing more than 25...
Ludwig Abeille1761, Feb 201782
 
18321838, Mar 2
 a German pianist and composer. He wrote several folk songs, concerts, and two operas, Amor und Ps...
Thomas Attwood [1]1765, Nov 231787
 
18381838, Mar 24
 an English composer and organist. His compositions, which show the influence of his teacher Wolfg...
Karol Kurpinski1785, Mar 61797
 
18401857, Sep 18
 a Polish composer, conductor and pedagogue. Kurpinski was one of the most revered composers befor...
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