Tag Archives: Haydn

Haydn and the New World

It’s amazing how many of the most significant years of Haydn’s life dovetail with events in the lives of the founding fathers of a country as yet unborn. In May, 1761, Haydn signed a contract with Prince Paul Anton Esterházy. … Continue reading

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Haydn Tunes an Organ: Musical Differences

How would Haydn, or any eighteenth-century individual for that matter, tune an organ? It’s hard to believe, but at one point this was quite the contentious issue.

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Forensic Bach

The little known story of how one musician inadvertently aided in the development of a key area in forensic science. The story comes from Katherine Ramsland’s Beating the Devil’s Game—a must-read for anyone interested in the history of forensic science.

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Haydn and the Holiday Feast

How did Haydn, a devout Catholic, mark feast days? None of his early biographers make much mention of what he did. Feast Days of the diverse saints in the Roman Catholic calendar were, of course, marked in Vienna. Processions were … Continue reading

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