Joseph Haydn Timeline

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  • Joseph Haydn was born

    Joseph Haydn was born
    Joseph Haydn was born in Rahrau, Austria. Near the border of Hungary.
  • Joseph Haydn Becomes Freelance Musician

    Joseph Haydn Becomes Freelance Musician
    When Joseph hit puberty, he couldn't reach high notes anymore. Because of this, he was let go from his job. After this, he spent a night on a park bench, before friends and family took him in. He spent 10 years as a Freelance Musician.
  • Joseph Haydn becomes Kapellmeister

    Joseph Haydn becomes Kapellmeister
    Joseph Haydn becomes Kapellmeister (music director) for Count Karl von Morzin. The Count had to dismiss his musical establishment shortly after, because he ran out of money.
  • Joseph Haydn Becomes Assistant Kapellmeister

    Joseph Haydn Becomes Assistant Kapellmeister
    Quickly after Joseph was fired by the Count, he became an assistant to the Kapellmeister for the Eszterházy Family. This family was one of the richest and most important in Austria.
  • Joseph Haydn's 8th Opera

    Joseph Haydn's 8th Opera
    L'incontro improvviso (The unexpected encounter) was Joseph's 8th opera
  • Joseph Haydn six string quartets

    Joseph Haydn six string quartets
    Six String Quartet Op. 33 No. 2 After releasing this peice he said (in a letter to potential buyers) that this was a totally "New Style" of music for him.
  • Joseph Haydn's Humor

    Joseph Haydn's Humor
    Symphony No. 82 Joseph Haydn wrote this peice between 1800 and 1805 he called it "The Bear" and most say you can hear his humor in its finale
  • Joseph Haydn's Death

    Joseph Haydn's Death
    Joseph Haydn dies in the city of Vienna at the age of 77 by an attack from Napoleon's army.