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Franz Joseph Haydn [electronic resource]: A Concise Biography

Hossick, Malcolm
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This introduction to the life and music of Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn from the Famous Composers series begins by contextualizing life in the eighteenth century Austro-Hungarian empire. Born to a wheelright and community leader, Haydn grew up with the folk culture and song presented to him by his parents. His talented was recognized early, and the film follows young Haydn to St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, where he struggled as a choirboy. It took some time for the musical nobility to take notice of Haydn, but he eventually gained a reputation as a teacher and conductor, and was finally given a post at court by Prince Esterhazy. It was here that Haydn gained an international reputation and became a widely published composer. The film discusses Haydn's friendship with Mozart and his move to England later in life.
Release Date
2005
Run Time
36 min.
Language
English
Rating
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 05, 2011.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
Famous Composers
Contents
  • Franz Joseph Haydn's Family (3:21)
  • Franz Joseph Haydn Arrives in Vienna (3:42)
  • Franz Joseph Haydn's Early Beginnings (3:56)
  • Music Nobility Notices Haydn (2:12)
  • Franz Joseph Haydn's Musical Talents Expand (4:04)
  • Life at Esterhazy Palace (2:41)
  • Haydn Tours London (3:02)
  • Inspiration Strikes Haydn (3:07)
  • Franz Joseph Haydn's Last Years in Vienna (1:56)
  • Franz Joseph Haydn's Final Days (1:14)
  • Credits: Franz Joseph Haydn: A Concise Biography (0:33)
  • An Overview of Franz Joseph Haydn's Work (5:47)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2005.
Publisher no.
44001 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (36 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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