Haydn

Haydn

Franz Joseph Haydn, known as Joseph Haydn, was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent of the Classical period.

A central characteristic of Haydn's music is the development of larger structures out of very short, simple musical motifs, often derived from standard accompanying figures. The music is often quite formally concentrated, and the important musical events of a movement can unfold rather quickly.

Haydn's work was central to the development of what came to be called sonata form. His practice, however, differed in some ways from that of Mozart and Beethoven, his younger contemporaries who likewise excelled in this form of composition. Haydn was particularly fond of the so-called "monothematic exposition", in which the music that establishes the dominant key is similar or identical to the opening theme. Haydn also differs from Mozart and Beethoven in his recapitulation sections, where he often rearranges the order of themes compared to the exposition and uses extensive thematic development.

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Haydn Paris Symphonies 82 - 87
Haydn’s “Paris Symphonies” (1785-1786) were something of a new departure: after all the years of wor..
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Haydn Symphonies 53 + 54
Conductor Thomas Fey's ongoing recordings of Haydn's symphonies with his historically orie..
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Haydn Symphonies 90 + 92
This disk is volume 16 in Thomas Fey's recordings of all Haydn's symphonies. The playing of the Heid..
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Haydn Symphonies 93, 96 + 97
Thomas Fey and his Heidelberger Sinfoniker have already completed over a third of their recordings o..
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