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dc.contributor.other Joseph Haydn es
dc.contributor.other Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra es
dc.contributor.other Adam Fischer es
dc.coverage.spatial Austria es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-28T23:57:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-28T23:57:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1401
dc.description.abstract Franz Joseph Haydn is the composer who, more than any other, epitomizes the aims and achievements of the Classical era. Perhaps his most important achievement was that he developed and evolved in countless subtle ways the most influential structural principle in the history of music: his perfection of the set of expectations known as sonata form made an epochal impact. In hundreds of instrumental sonatas, string quartets, and symphonies, Haydn both broke new ground and provided durable models; indeed, he was among the creators of these fundamental genres of classical music. His influence upon later composers is immeasurable; Haydn's most illustrious pupil, Beethoven, was the direct beneficiary of the elder master's musical imagination, and Haydn's shadow lurks within (and sometimes looms over) the music of composers like Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Part and parcel of Haydn's formal mastery was his famous sense of humor, his feeling for the unpredictable, elegant twist. In the Symphony No. 94 ("Surprise") (1791), the composer tweaks those audience members who typically fall asleep during slow movements with the sudden, completely unexpected intrusion of a fortissimo chord during a passage of quietude. Haydn's pictorial sense is much in evidence works like his epic oratorio The Creation (1796-1798), in which images of the cosmos taking shape are thrillingly, movingly portrayed in tones. By one estimate, Haydn produced some 340 hours of music, more than Bach or Handel, Mozart or Beethoven. Few of them lack some unexpected detail or clever solution to a formal problem. Haydn was prolific not just because he was a tireless worker with an inexhaustible musical imagination, but also because of the circumstances of his musical career: he was the last prominent beneficiary of the system of noble patronage that had nourished European musical composition since the Renaissance. Born in the small Austrian village of Rohrau, he became a choirboy at St. Stephen's cathedral in Vienna when he was eight. After his voice broke and he was turned out of the choir, he eked out a precarious living as a teenage freelance musician in Vienna. His fortunes began to turn in the late 1750s as members of Vienna's noble families became aware of his music, and on May 1, 1761, he went to work for the Esterházy family. He remained in their employ for the next 30 years, writing many of his instrumental compositions and operas for performance at their vast summer palace, Esterháza. Musical creativity may often, it is true, meet a tragic end, but Haydn lived long enough to reap the rewards of his own imagination and toil. The Esterházys curtailed their musical activities in 1790, but by that time Haydn was known all over Europe and widely considered the greatest living composer. (He himself deferred to Mozart in that regard, and the friendly competition between the two composers deepened the music of both.) Two trips to London during the 1790s resulted in two sets of six symphonies each (among them the "Surprise" symphony) that remain centerpieces of the orchestral repertoire. Haydn's final masterpieces included powerful choral works: the Creation and Seasons oratorios and a group of six masses. Haydn stopped composing in 1803, after which he prefaced his correspondence with a little musical quotation (from one of his part-songs) bearing the text "Gone is all my strength; I am old and weak." He died in Vienna on May 31, 1809. Copyright by All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD1-- Symphony No. 1 in D ; I Presto, II Andante, III Presto-- Symphony No. 2 in C ; I Allegro, II Andante, III Finale (Presto)-- Symphony No. 3 in G ; I Allegro, II Andante moderato, III Menuet & Trio, IV Finale (Alla breve, Allegro)-- Symphony No. 4 in D ; I Presto, II Andante, III Finale (Tempo di menuetto)-- Symphony No. 5 in A ; I Adagio ma non troppo, II Allegro, III Menuet & Trio, IV Finale (Presto)-- es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (76 min., 45 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 635107684 es
dc.subject.lcsh Symphonies es
dc.title Haydn Edition es
dc.title.alternative Symphonies Nos. 1 - 5 es
dc.title.alternative Sinfonías Nos. 1 - 5 es
dc.title.alternative Symphonies (complete) es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Nimbus Records es
dc.identifier.classification 5028421937823 es
dc.subject.cdu Ha.30 es


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1. Symphony No. 1 in D - I Presto.mp3 5:03 6.935Mb Unknown mp3
2. Symphony No. 1 in D - II Andante.mp3 6:03 8.293Mb Unknown mp3
3. Symphony No. 1 in D - III Presto.mp3 2:11 3.007Mb Unknown mp3
4. Symphony No. 2 in C - I Allegro.mp3 3:20 4.574Mb Unknown mp3
5. Symphony No. 2 in C - II Andante.mp3 3:03 4.193Mb Unknown mp3
6. Symphony No. 2 in C - III Finale (Presto).mp3 3:05 4.243Mb Unknown mp3
7. Symphony No. 3 in G - I Allegro.mp3 5:26 7.445Mb Unknown mp3
8. Symphony No. 3 in G - II Andante moderato.mp3 6:53 9.439Mb Unknown mp3
9. Symphony No. 3 in G - III Menuet & Trio.mp3 3:11 4.366Mb Unknown mp3
10. Symphony No ... e (Alla breve Allegro).mp3 1:57 2.678Mb Unknown mp3
11. Symphony No. 4 in D - I Presto.mp3 6:11 8.477Mb Unknown mp3
12. Symphony No. 4 in D - II Andante.mp3 5:28 7.502Mb Unknown mp3
13. Symphony No ... le (Tempo di menuetto).mp3 5:49 7.975Mb Unknown mp3
14. Symphony No. 5 in A - II Allegro.mp3 6:54 9.475Mb Unknown mp3
15. Symphony No. 5 in A - II Allegro.mp3 6:25 8.799Mb Unknown mp3
16. Symphony No. 5 in A - III Menuet & Trio.mp3 3:24 4.660Mb Unknown mp3
17. Symphony No. 5 in A - IV Finale (Presto).mp3 1:44 2.374Mb Unknown mp3
Symphony No. 1 in D - Completo.wav 13:12 133.2Mb WAV audio wav
Symphony No. 2 in C - Completo.wav 9:23 94.65Mb WAV audio wav
Symphony No. 3 in G - Completo.wav 17:18 174.6Mb WAV audio wav
Symphony No. 4 in D - Completo.wav 17:22 175.2Mb WAV audio wav
Symphony No. 5 in A - Completo.wav 18:19 184.8Mb WAV audio wav

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