A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Michael Haydn

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September 14, 1737: Johann Michael Haydn is baptized in Rohrau, Archduchy of Austria in the Holy Roman Empire, the son of Mathias Haydn, a wheelwright, and Anna Maria Koller, a cook.
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December 22, 1758: Michael Haydn (21) dates his Missa Sub titulo Sancti Michaelis MH12.
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March 19, 1760: Michael Haydn (22) arrives in Großwardein (Oradea, Romania) to take up his position as Kapellmeister to the new Bishop Paul Graf Patáchich.
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April 1, 1760: Michael Haydn (22) dates his Te Deum MH28 in Großwardein (Oradea, Romania).
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February 16, 1761: Michael Haydn (23) dates his Symphony MH37 P.2 in Großwardein.
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September 15, 1762: Franz Joseph (30) and Johann Michael Haydn (25) travel together from Vienna to visit their family in Rohrau and settle the estate of their late mother.
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December 22, 1762: Michael Haydn (25) dates his Partita in F for winds at Pressburg (Bratislava).
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August 14, 1763: Michael Haydn (25) officially enters upon duties as Konzertmeister and court composer to the Archbishop of Salzburg.
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December 7, 1763: Michael Haydn (26) dates his Symphony MH62 P.51 in Salzburg.
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December 29, 1763: Michael Haydn (26) dates his Symphony MH63 P.3 in Salzburg.
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January 14, 1764: Michael Haydn (26) dates his Symphony MH64 P.4 in Salzburg.
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January 25, 1764: Michael Haydn (26) dates his Symphony MH65 P.5 in Salzburg.
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August 4, 1764: Michael Haydn (26) dates his Symphony MH69/68 P.38 in Salzburg.
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April 1, 1765: Carl Ditters (25) becomes Kapellmeister to Adam Patachich, Bishop of Grosswardein (Oradea, Romania), succeeding Michael Haydn (27).
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April 10, 1766: Rebekka als Braut, a singpiel by Michael Haydn (28) to words after Reichssiegel, is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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September 27, 1766: Michael Haydn (29) dates his Symphony MH82 P.9 in Salzburg.
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December 23, 1766: Michael Haydn (29) dates his Pastorello MH83 P.91 in Salzburg.
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February 7, 1767: Der Traum, a pantomime by Michael Haydn (29), is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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March 12, 1767: Die Schuldigkeit des ersten und Fürnehmsten Gebots K.35, a sacred drama by three different composers to words of Weiser, is performed for the first time, in the Knight’s Hall of the Archepiscopal Palace, Salzburg. Part one is composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (11), part two by Michael Haydn (29) and part three by AC Adlgasser. Part One is performed today, part two a week from now, and part three two weeks hence.
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August 10, 1767: Michael Haydn (29) dates his Serenade MH86 P.87 in Salzburg.
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February 21, 1768: Der Kampf der Busse und Bekehrung, an oratorio by Michael Haydn (30), is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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May 6, 1768: Die Hochzeit auf der Alm, a dramatisches Schäfergedicht by Michael Haydn (30), is performed for the first time.
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August 17, 1768: Johann Michael Haydn (30) marries Maria Magdalena Lipp, singer in the Hofkapelle and daughter of the local Cathedral organist, in Salvator- oder Corpus-Christi Kirche, Salzburg. The wedding feast in the Great Hall of the “Tanzmeisterhaus” is attended by Archbishop Sigismund and the court musicians.
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February 20, 1769: Kaiser Constantin I. Feldzug und Sieg, an oratorio by Michael Haydn (31), is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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July 7, 1769: Die Wahrheit der Natur, a singspiel by Michael Haydn (31), is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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March 11, 1770: Der reumütige Petrus, an oratorio by Michael Haydn (32) to words of Reichssiegel, is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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February 15, 1771: Der büssende Sünder, an oratorio by Michael Haydn (33), is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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December 16, 1771: Sigismund Christoph von Schrattenbach, Archbishop of Salzburg, employer of Leopold (52) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (15), and Michael Haydn (34), dies at the age of 74.
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January 2, 1772: Missa pro defunctis Archespiscopo by Michael Haydn (34) is performed for the first time, at a funeral mass for Sigismund Christoph von Schrattenbach, Archbishop of Salzburg, by all the court musicians, including Leopold (52) and Wolfgang Amadeus (15) Mozart.
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March 14, 1772: Hieronymous Joseph Franz de Paula, Count Colloredo, Bishop of Gurk is elected Prince Archbishop of Salzburg on the 49th ballot, and becomes the employer of Leopold (52) and Wolfgang Amadeus (16) Mozart and Michael Haydn (34).
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August 23, 1773: Michael Haydn (35) dates his Symphony MH188 P.10 in Salzburg.
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April 17, 1774: Michael Haydn (36) dates his Symphony MH198 P.11 in Salzburg.
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September 29, 1777: Incidental music to Voltaire’s play Zaïre by Michael Haydn (40) is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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November 1, 1777: Missa Sancti Hieronymi for chorus, oboes, bassoons, trombones and organ by Michael Haydn (40) is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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December 29, 1777: Leopold Mozart (63) writes to his son Wolfgang (21) that Michael Haydn (40) has been appointed organist in Salzburg. “Everyone is laughing. He will be an expensive organist; after each litany he swills a quart of wine.”
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August 22, 1779: Michael Haydn (41) dates his Symphony MH284 P.14 in Salzburg.
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July 19, 1781: Michael Haydn (43) dates his Symphony MH302 P.15 in Salzburg.
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May 30, 1782: Following the sacking of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (26), Michael Haydn (44) is named court organist by Archbishop Colloredo of Salzburg.
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August 24, 1782: Figura: Canticum in tono peregrino, an oratorio by Michael Haydn (44) is performed for the first time.
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May 23, 1783: Michael Haydn (45) dates his Symphony MH334 P.16 in Salzburg.
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August 14, 1783: Michael Haydn (45) dates his Symphony MH340 P.17 in Salzburg.
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March 12, 1784: Michael Haydn (46) dates his Symphony MH358 P.18 in Salzburg.
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September 28, 1784: Michael Haydn (47) dates his Symphony MH384 P.19 in Salzburg.
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December 30, 1784: Michael Haydn (47) dates his Symphony MH393 P.20 in Salzburg.
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March 10, 1785: Michael Haydn (47) dates his Symphony MH399 P.21 in Salzburg.
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May 30, 1785: Michael Haydn (47) dates his Symphony MH405 P.22 in Salzburg.
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September 9, 1785: Michael Haydn (47) dates his Serenade MH407 P.85 in Salzburg.
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May 30, 1786: Michael Haydn (48) dates his Symphony MH420 P.23 in Salzburg.
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September 28, 1786: Michael Haydn (49) dates his Symphony MH425 P.24 in Salzburg.
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March 14, 1787: Andromeda e Perseo, an opera seria by Michael Haydn (49) to words of Varesco, is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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January 2, 1788: Michael Haydn (50) dates his Symphony MH473 P.26 in Salzburg.
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January 13, 1788: Michael Haydn (50) dates his Symphony MH474 P.27 in Salzburg.
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January 22, 1788: Michael Haydn (50) dates his Symphony MH475 P.28 in Salzburg.
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January 30, 1788: Michael Haydn (50) dates his Symphony MH476 P.29 in Salzburg.
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February 10, 1788: Michael Haydn (50) dates his Symphony MH477 P.30 in Salzburg.
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February 19, 1788: Michael Haydn (50) dates his Symphony MH478 P.31 in Salzburg.
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July 2, 1788: Die Ährenleserin, a singspiel by Michael Haydn (50) to words of Weisse, is performed for the first time.
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July 15, 1789: Michael Haydn (51) dates his Symphony MH507 P.32 in Salzburg.
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July 26, 1789: Michael Haydn (51) dates his Symphony MH508 P.33 in Salzburg.
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March 13, 1798: Genovefa von Weber dies of tuberculosis in Salzburg. Her son, Carl Maria (11), a student of Michael Haydn (60), is placed in the care of his Aunt Adelheid.
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December 10, 1800: The Archbishop of Salzburg flees the city before the advancing French, granting three months salary to all his employees, including Michael Haydn (63).
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December 15, 1800: Two French Hussars knock on the door of Michael Haydn’s (63) house in Salzburg. As he answers, they level pistols at him and demand everything of value in the house, which they take, including his three months salary.
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October 4, 1803: Three sacred works by Michael Haydn (66) are performed for the first time, for the Empress of Austria in the Hofburgkapelle, Vienna: Missa subtitulo San Francesci Seraphici and settings of Cantate and Domine Deus.
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August 5, 1805: An inaugural concert takes place on the organ of St. Peter’s Church in Salzburg, newly rebuilt by Georg Joseph Vogler (56). Michael Haydn (67) is moved by the majestic sound.
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August 10, 1806: Johann Michael Haydn dies at Festungsgasse Nr.4 in Salzburg, Austrian Empire, of consumption, aged 68 years, ten months and 27 days. His earthly remains will be laid to rest in St. Peter’s Churchyard, Salzburg.
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June 2, 1809: A requiem mass is said in memory of Franz Joseph Haydn in the Gumpendorf church. The music is a setting of the requiem by Michael Haydn (†2).