Joseph Haydn has been one of those few musicians who became famous and did not fall in disgrace during his lifetime. Both Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven list as his pupils. He died in 1809 in Vienna, Austria, where commemorations are planned all year round.
The Vienna Haydn Museum displaying in the author’s residence has reopened last month, where visitors can see his fortepiano and clavichord as well as many manuscripts.
Three major exhibitions are going to be open over the year: at the Musikverein, Haydn in London (march-june), and Haydn and his Princes (october-december), including more than 30 concerts; Haydn, Hasse, Mozart (may-september) a the Mozarthaus.
An new exhibition titled Haydn Genius & Music Market describes the Master’s marketing strategies to sell his work in European’s 18th century. This one is held at the Palais Mollard from february to may.
Many other events and concerts are also be planned at the Haydn House in Eisenstadt, the former residence of the Haydn family.