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JOSEPH HAYDN

Updated on May 25, 2009

JOSEPH HAYDN

(1732-1809)Haydn was born in

Rohrau, a village in In Lower Austria. Folk

song and dance  wore his natural

heritage; The bea uty of his voice secured

him a place as a choirboy at St. Stephen's

Cathedral in.Vienna, where he remained

until he was sixteen. Haydn then settled

himself in an attic in Vienna, managed

to obtain a dilapidated harpsichord, and

went about mastering the art of music.

He made his living through teaching

and accompanying, find often join the

bands of musicians who performed in

the streets.


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Haydn got the attention of music-loving aristocracy of  Vienna. In 1761, when he was twenty-nine , he entered the service of Esterhayzes in enormously wealthy Hungarian princess famous for their of the arts. he remained with this family for almost thirty years which

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