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in what country was Haydn born


what was Haydn family's background

he did not come from a musical family.

where did Haydn recieve his musical training

Vienna Catedral

who employed Haydn for most of his life

The Esterhazy family

who were the Esterhazy

Hungarian noble family

what were haydn's duties at the Esterhazy family

compose on demand, conduct concerts and operas weekly, perform chamber music, train and supervise musical personnel, keep instruments in repair

how old was Haydn when he became a freelance composer

at 58

in what city did Haydn settle at this time?


who was Haydn's counterpoint student

Ludwig van Beethoven

who was Anthony van Hoboken

Dutch music historian

in what genres did Haydn write

operas, masses, symphonies, concertos, string quartets, sonatas

in what country was Mozart born


what did Mozart's father do

Professional violin player

at what age did Mozart start touring as a child prodigy

at 6

what did Mozart do during these concerts to showcase his talent

prepared pieces, read at sight, improvised

in what kinds of places did the young Mozart perform in public

palaces, churches, public buildings, taverns

when did Mozart start composing and what kind of pieces did he write before his 12th birthday

at 5, and symphony, oratorio, opera

in what city did Mozart settle as an adult


why was Vienna such an impotant musical center

it was the center of a powerful court that attracted many wealthy people

how did Mozart make a living

performed as a conert pianist, taught piano and composition, composed on commission, published some of his works, had his music performed by others

was Mozart successful as a freelance composer

demand as a performer, composer and teacher.

how was Mozart's music affected by his travels around Europe

to an enormous range of musical styles

how do we think Mozart was able to write music so fast

he worked out many of the details in his mind before writing them on paper

in what genres did Mozart write

operas, masses, symphonies, concertos, string quartets, sonatas

who was ludwig alois Ferdinand von kochel (1800-1877)

austrian music historian

the life and career of Haydn and Mozart


date and place o birth

H- born in 1732 in Austria
M- born in 1756 in Austria


H- came from a nonmusical family
M- came from a musical family

musical training

H- trained as a choirboy
M- trained at home by father

travelling experience

H- only extensive trip was to England
M- Traveled Euroupe as a child prodigy


H- Marries at 28, no children
M- Marries at 26, 2 children


H- employed by the Esterhazy family
M- employed by archbishop of Salzhurg

Freelance experience

H- settle in Vienna in 1790 and becomes it at 58
M- settles in Vienna in 1781 and becomes it at 25


H- the greatest composer alive
M- an extraordinarily gifted musician

date and place of death

H- dies in 1809 in Vienna at 77
M- dies in 1791 in Vienna at 35


H- very productive, M- same

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