200 Years, Anniversary Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

haydnmania: the 2009 anniversary

Destiny of an anthem

Soon the Haydn Year 2009 begins! On this occasion the Austrian National Library in Vienna shows in a very interesting exhibition the story of Joseph Haydn’s “Kaiserhymne” (imperial anthem). Title: “Gott erhalte. Schicksal einer Hymne” (destiny of an anthem).
One of my earlier articles about the Haydn-anthem here

Some examples of the exhibits:
the clean copy of Joseph Haydn’s “Kaiserhymne”
Kaiser Franz II./I. (1768-1835),
Lithografie by Josef Axmann
the 1st print of the anthem
early printing of  „Gott erhalte“, Wien o.J.
first sketch of the anthem, from Joseph Haydn

All pictures from © Austrian National Library.  Exhibition: nov 28, 2008 – february 1, 2009-


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