Franz Joseph Haydn By: Shannon Alexandra Montefering
Franz’s Life • He was an Austrian Composer. • He was born on March 31, 1732 in Rohrau, Austria ( which was a small village near the border of Hungary). • His parent were Mathias Haydn and Maria.
Franz’s Life • When he was about 6 years old, he moved with an relative (Johann Matthias Frankh) in Hainburg. Johann Matthias Frankh worked as a teach in Hainburg. • There in Hainburg, he learned to play the violin and the harpsichord. • Soon after he had lived there, the people of Hainburg began to hear him and wanted him to play at the church.
Franz’s Life • Then one day , a man by the name of Georg von Reutter came to the church when he was visiting the town and heard him playing and asked him to come with him. • In 1750, Franz moved to Vienna to teach for the next nine years as a chorister..
Franz’s Life A Freelance Musician is a person that works for people without a commitment . • In 1749, he was dismissed because he was no longer could sin high choral parts. • After being dismissed, he worked as a freelance musician and lived with family and friends. • He worked as a freelance musician for 10 years and during this time he wrote his first string quartets and his first opera.
Franz’s Life • In either 1757 or 1759, he got his first real job as a Kapellmeister (music director) for Count Karl von Morzin. • In 1760, he married Maria Ann Keller, but had no children.
In 1761, he was dismissed, but was offered a job as the same thing for Eszterházy family, but as a assistant. • Eszterházy family was one of the wealthiest and most important family in the Austrian Empire. • In 1781,he became close friends with Mozart. • Franz died in 1809 and he died at the age of 77.
Fun Facts • Played the Harpsichord, piano, organ and violin • Had a simple funeral • He went to Vienna when he was eight years old to join the choir there. • In Hainburg, he studied reading, writing, arithmetic, and singing.
Fun Facts • Was is referred to as the "Father of the String Quartet" and the "Father of the Symphony". • Had a great sense of humor • Had gotten him in trouble a lot in school, but helped him when he was older.
Franz’s Parents • Maria Koller (mother) • Had previously worked as a cook in the palace of Count Harrah • Could not read music • Died Feb. 22, 1754 at the age of 47 • Mathias Haydn (father) • Was the father of two famous composers Joseph and Michael Haydn. • Was born on January 31, 1699 in Hainburg • Married 2 wives • Could not read music
Franz’s Brother • Was born on September 14, 1737 in Rohrau, Austria near the border of Hungary. • Was the younger brother of Franz Joseph Haydn. • He got his talent form his brother • He got the position as a boy soprano in the St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna like his older brother. • His works are Instrumental music, Sacred vocal music, and Secular vocal music.
Franz’s work • He wrote over 106 symphonies • Symphony No. 1 in D major (composed by 1759) • Symphony No. 2 in C major (composed by 1764) • Symphony No. 3 in G major (composed by 1762) • Symphony No. 4 in D major (composed by 1762) • He wrote operas • La canterina (The Songstress) • La marchesanespola • Philemon und Baucis • Armida • Orlando paladino (The Paladin Orlando)
Franz’s Work • He wrote piano trios. • No. 1 in F major, Hoboken 15/37 (composed by 1766; possibly dating as far back as 1760) • No. 2 in C major, Hoboken 15/C1 (composed by 1766; possibly dating as far back as 1760) • No. 3 in G major, Hoboken 14/6 (composed by 1767) • No. 4 in F major, Hoboken 15/39 (composed by 1767) • No. 5 in G minor, Hoboken 15/1 (composed by 1766; possibly dating as far back as ca. 1760-62)
Extra Information • His genre was Classical. • Was short, with a broad forehead, and lively eyes. • “is sometimes known by the nickname ‘Papa’ Haydn.” • Taught Beethoven for some time This is his signature!!