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Franz Joseph Haydn
A composer study by Katrina Lybbert

This study is planned to last 5 weeks.  The first week we read aloud the chapter on Franz Joseph Haydn in Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers by Patrick Kavanaugh.  We then choose one musical composition by Haydn to listen to during the week.  The selection can be played as background music during mealtimes.  We choose a different musical composition of this composer to listen to each week, and our five selections are listed below. We also read biographies, watch video recordings, listen to audio recordings, or research information about this composer on the internet, for the remaining 4 weeks of study.  Resource suggestions we have found and liked are listed below.


Music Selections for Listening

Week One

Oratorio: The Creation

Week Two
Symphony No. 45, "Farewell"

Week Three

Symphony No. 94, "Surprise"

Week Four

String Quartet: Opus 76, No. 3, "The Emperor"

Week Five

Symphony No. 104, "London"

Books to Read

Haydn by Ann Rachlin (Famous Children)
The Boy Who Loved Music by David Lasker
The Farewell Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza

Audio Recordings

The Story of Haydn in Words and Music (Music Masters Series)
Papa Haydn's Surprise (Ann Rachlin's Classical Music and Stories)

Internet Resources

Classical Net - F. J. Haydn
Joseph Haydn and the Classical Era
Classical Music Pages: Joseph Haydn

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