200 Years, Anniversary Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

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“Haydn explosive” – an extraordinary exhibition!

This weekend I visited the “Haydn explosive. A European career at the court of the Esterházy Princes”- exhibition of the Esterházy Foundation at Schloss Esterházy at Eisenstadt.
Whow!
The Impressions I got were beyond comprehension: so poignant and overwhelming! And too much for one visit! If you go there, take time – one hour is almost not enough, believe me! (Ofcourse I plan my next visits there!)

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The visitor’s experience starts right at the entrance and one does not know, where to go or look first: the wallpapers of Franz West, the expansive carpet of Roy Lichtenstein – both makes you suddenly feel that this exhibition is different!

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And you walk through the rooms and exhibits with the wide open eyes of a child and a certain explorer-attitude (this was definitely my impression!) to find out more about this genius Haydn and the influences around him today and yesterday!

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His relationship to the Esterházy-Dynasty, the age of his life and the effects of his works – all these things (and much more!)  are presented and documented as well with historical exponats as with contemporary works in a sensational well-founded and appealing way.

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Haydn, “pixeled”!

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Monitors in the walls present information in a diversified way.

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The explosion (videoinstallation) on the ceiling

is connecting the next (musical and visual) experience, the string quartet:haydnexplosiv013

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At least you go through the museum shop: books, Cds, ….. – it was too late for me to forage for things that might be interesting for me – because it was closing time! So I have to come once (or twice or …. ) more!

Opening times:
daily from 9 am to 6 pm
Sala Terrena, Esterházy
Palace, Eisenstadt

link Haydn Explosive-Exhibition

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important events in the life of J.H.

 Haydn-patch", 2008, polimer colours on poliethylene master batch - by Andreas Roseneder

Haydn-patch", 2008, polimer colours on poliethylene master batch - © Andreas Roseneder

(more about the art of Andreas Roseneder on his website)

11 January 1763: Premiere of Acide, in Eisenstadt, Austria.

16 September 1770: Premiere of Le Pescatrici, in Eszterháza, Hungary.
28 August 1775: Premiere of L’Incontro Improvviso, in Eszterháza, Hungary.
11 March 1791: Premiere of Symphony in D major Hob. I:96 “The Miracle”, in London, England.
7 July 1791: Premiere of Symphony in G major Hob. I:92 “Oxford”, in Oxford, England.
9 March 1792: Premiere of Symphony in B flat major Hob. I:105 “Concertante”, in London, England.
23 March 1792: Premiere of Symphony in G major Hob. I:94 “Surprise”, in London, England, with Haydn conducting.
31 March 1794: Premiere of Symphony in G major Hob. I:100 “Military”, in London, England, with Haydn conducting.
2 February 1795: Premiere of Symphony in B flat major Hob. I:102, in London, with Haydn conducting.
2 March 1795: Premiere of Symphony in E flat major, Hob I:103 “Drum roll”, in London, England.
4 May 1795: Premiere of symphony in D major Hob. I:104, in London, England.
29 April 1798: Premiere of Die Schöpfung (The Creation), in Vienna, Austria.
24 April 1801: Premiere of Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), in Vienna, Austria.
2 November 1873:
Premiere of Brahms’ Haydn Variations op. 56a, in Vienna, Austria, with Brahms conducting