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-