200 Years, Anniversary Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

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Haydn & Bach


Haydn ventured into a bookshop and asked for a good textbook on theory. The bookseller named the writings of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach as the best and most recent. Haydn wanted to look and see for himself. He began to read, he understood, found what he was looking for, paid for the book, and took it away thoroughly pleased. That Haydn sought to make Bach’ s principles his own, that he studied them untiringly, is apparent even in his youthful works from that period. From his nineteenth year Haydn wrote quartets which gave him a reputation among lovers of music as a profound genius, so quickly had he learnt. As time went on, he acquired Bach s later writings. In his opinion Bach’s writings form the best, most thorough and most useful textbook ever published.
As soon as Haydn s musical output became available in print, Bach noted with pleasure that he could count Haydn among his pupils. He later paid Haydn a flattering compliment; that Haydn alone had understood [Bach’s] writings completely and had known how to make use of them.

from: AC Dies, Biographische Nachrichten von Joseph Haydn, Vienna, 1810, R/Berlin, 2nd edition, 1962, pp. 40f.

The dark, dramatic, improvisation-like passages that appear in some of Mozart’s and Haydn’s works are due in part to the influence of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s work.

haydn reloaded II – a modern painter’s view

Maybe you ask yourself, what kind of portrait should this be?
The Austrian painter Andreas Roseneder (alias “René Desor”, here his blog) was in search of clues to between Haydn’s and today’s “affecting” surrounding –  after numerous visits at the Esterházy Castle in Eisenstadt with his Leica.  His new artworks are the result of a 2 years research about Haydn and the people and faces around him: a contemporary view in brilliant artwork quality, made with the newest materials (the paintings here are made with a special kind of acrylic and vinylic colors).
If you visit Esterházy Castle have a look at the “visages” up at the wall of the Castle and courtyard there!




pictures © Andreas Roseneder, 2007+2008

You feel encircled by curious, funny faces that make grimaces and all are different! Already Joseph Haydn was surrounded by this grimaces when he lived and worked there for 30 years. Andreas Roseneder was inspired by those faces,  remarkable characters to his “haydn_ sketch series”.
(more about the “haydn _portrait series”, the “haydn_muses series” of Andreas Roseneder soon!)


related article: “haydn reloaded” (with a picture of the “haydn-portrait series” of Andreas Roseneder

“Haydn reloaded”

Here a fresh, contemporary view on Haydn by the austrian painter Andreas Roseneder. Since almost two years he’s working on “…the IMAGE of a so called genius in changing times…”.  [- more to come soon…!!!] -related article: “haydn reloaded II” (with more haydn-contemporary artwork)

Andreas Roseneder’s exhibition “Haydn reloaded” will be presented at the famous Esterháza Palace at Fertöd (Hungary) – where Haydn lived and worked.: opening event on saturday, august 8, 2009 at 6 p.m. (more about Esterháza Palace on my article “visiting Esterhàza Palace”)

Andreas Roseneder :“Portrait Joseph Haydn 2007 after Hardy 1791”, 2007, oil on canvas

the “Original” portrait of Joseph Haydn by Thomas Hardy, 1791

Painter & author Andreas Roseneder alias “René Desor” (the literary ananym of Andreas Roseneder), more of his Haydn-works + his official website

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

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