Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Famous Works Involving Orchestra
104 symphonies, The Creation, various concertos and arias
- Haydn was known to be a musical prankster. In his String Quartet in E-flat Major, he wrote false endings to confuse the audience.
- At age 5, Haydn was asked to join the Choir School of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria because of his impressive voice.
- Haydn’s Symphony No. 96 was given the nickname the ‘Miracle’ Symphony due to a chandelier falling in the middle of its performance. By miracle, no one was injured!
Get to know Haydn in this video by Columbus Symphony Cellist Victor Firlie!
Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Haydn’s Music