1737–1806

Introduction

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Baptized: Sep­tem­ber 14, 1737, Rohr­au, Aus­tria.

Died: Au­gust 10, 1806, Salz­burg, Aus­tria.

Buried: Pe­ters­fried­hof, Salz­burg, Aus­tria.

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Biography

Johann was the bro­ther of com­pos­er Franz Hay­dn.

He be­gan sing­ing as a cho­ris­ter at St. Ste­phen’s, Vi­en­na, around 1745. While there, he stu­died vi­o­lin, cla­vier, and coun­ter­point.

In 1757, he was ap­point­ed to the court of the Bi­shop of Gross­ward­ein (now north­ern Ro­ma­nia).

In 1763, he won an ap­point­ment as Kon­zert­meis­ter to Arch­bi­shop Schrat­ten­bach of Salz­burg. He al­so played the or­gan at the Drei­fal­tig­keits Church in Salz­burg, and taught vi­o­lin at the court.

The Roy­al Swed­ish Acad­emy of Mu­sic in­duct­ed him in 1804.

His works in­clude ov­er 400 pieces of re­li­gious mu­sic, plus:

Works

Sources

Music