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Famous Composers and Their Works, Vol. 2

Famous Composers and Their Works, Vol. 2
Title: Famous Composers and Their Works, Vol. 2
Release Date: 2018-07-23
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Famous Composers and
their Works

Edited by
John Knowles Paine
Theodore Thomas and Karl Klauser

Illustrated

Boston
J. B. Millet Company
1906


Copyright, 1891, by
J. B. MILLET COMPANY.


Note:

The following lists of Contents were harvested from Volume One.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Page
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Benj. E. Woolf 245
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Philip Hale 269
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (Biography) Philip Hale 309
THE DEAFNESS OF BEETHOVEN Clarence J. Blake 333
BEETHOVEN AS COMPOSER John K. Paine 337
FRANZ PETER SCHUBERT John Fiske 351
LUDWIG SPOHR W. J. Henderson 375
CARL MARIA VON WEBER H. E. Krehbiel 389
HEINRICH MARSCHNER H. E. Krehbiel 409
FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY John S. Dwight 417
ROBERT SCHUMANN Louis Kelterborn 439
ROBERT FRANZ Louis Kelterborn 463
GIACOMO MEYERBEER Arthur Pougin 472
STRAUSS Henry T. Finck 487

LIST OF FULL-PAGE PLATES.

PLATE PAGE
18 BEETHOVEN 307
25 FRANZ 463
16 HAYDN 243
23 MENDELSSOHN 415
26 MEYERBEER 471
17 MOZART 267
19 SCHUBERT 349
24 SCHUMANN 437
20 SPOHR 375
27 STRAUSS 487
21 WEBER 387

PORTRAITS.

 
BEETHOVEN 307
Beethoven, silhouette 311
Beethoven, miniature 312
Beethoven, by Gatteux 317
Beethoven, pencil portrait 318
Beethoven, by Schimon 319
BEETHOVEN, by Stieler 321
FRANZ 463
FRANZ, by Weger 465
Franz 469
HAYDN 243
Haydn, by Anton Graff 249
Haydn, silhouette 255
Haydn, miniature 257
Haydn in his 49th year 263
Hensel, William 423
MARSCHNER 409
MENDELSSOHN 415
Mendelssohn's father 419
Mendelssohn's mother 420
Mendelssohn, Fanny 421
Mendelssohn's wife 422
Mendelssohn on his death-bed 424
Mendelssohn in his 12th year 428
Mendelssohn in his 26th year 431
MEYERBEER 471
Meyerbeer in his eighth year 475
Meyerbeer, from wood-cut 479
MOZART 267
Mozart in his sixth year 272
Mozart in his ninth year 272
Mozart in his tenth year 273
Mozart in his 14th year 273
Mozart, Maria Anna 277
Mozart's wife 280
MOZART FAMILY, by Carmontelle 281
Mozart family, by de la Croce 283
Mozart, last portrait of 293
Mozart, profile portrait 297
SCHUBERT 349
SCHUMANN 437
Schumann in his 21st year 442
SCHUMANN, CLARA, by Weger 443
Schumann, Robert and Clara 445
SCHUMANN, ROBERT AND CLARA, by Kaiser 453
Schumann, Clara, by Hanfstängl 457
SCHUMANN, ROBERT AND CLARA, relief medallion 461
SPOHR, by Schlick 375
SPOHR, by W. Pfaff 379
STRAUSS, JOHANN (senior) 489
STRAUSS, JOHANN (junior) 487
STRAUSS, JOSEPH 491
Weber, Aloysia, and Jos. Lange 279
Weber, Constanze 280
WEBER 387
Weber in his 24th year 393
WEBER, by T. Minasi 395

CARICATURES.

Beethoven 329
Kreisler, Kapellmeister 455
Meyerbeer, bust 476
Meyerbeer 478
Strauss, Johann (senior) 492

FAC-SIMILE MANUSCRIPTS.

Beethoven's creed 329
BEETHOVEN, music 336
FRANZ, music and letter 467
HAYDN, music 261
Marschner, letter 411
MARSCHNER, music 413
MENDELSSOHN, letter 425
MENDELSSOHN, music 426
MEYERBEER, music and letter 483
Mozart, letter 290
MOZART, music 292
SCHUBERT, music 361
SCHUBERT, letter 371
Schumann, Clara, letter 449
Schumann, letter 449
SCHUMANN, music 450
Schumann, music 462
SPOHR, letter 377
SPOHR, music 383
Strauss (junior), music 493
Strauss (senior), music 493
Weber, letter 401
WEBER, music 407

BIRTHPLACES AND RESIDENCES.

Beethoven's birthplace 310
Beethoven, house where he died 323
Haydn's birthplace 247
Mendelssohn's birthplace 418
Mendelssohn's residence 435
Mozart's birthplace 274
Mozart's residence in Vienna 287
Mozart, house where he died 289
Schubert's birthplace 353
Schumann's birthplace 441
Weber's birthplace 391

MONUMENTS, STATUES, BUSTS, ANDTOMBS.

BEETHOVEN'S tomb 325
BEETHOVEN, MONUMENT IN VIENNA 332
BEETHOVEN, MONUMENT IN VIENNA 339
Beethoven, bust 341
Beethoven, monument in Bonn 345
Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, Tombs of       365
HAYDN, bust 251
HAYDN, monument 253
Haydn's grave 259
Mendelssohn, bust 433
MEYERBEER, bust 477
Meyerbeer, family tomb 481
MOZART, statue 285
MOZART, MONUMENT IN VIENNA 291
MOZART, MONUMENT IN SALZBURG 299
MOZART, MONUMENT IN VIENNA 301
SCHUBERT, MONUMENT 363
SCHUBERT'S TOMB 367
SCHUMANN, monument 447
WEBER, monument 399

MISCELLANEOUS.

Beethoven and Mozart 313
Beethoven's Death Mask 327
Beethoven's Life Mask 327
Beethoven leading quartet 315
Beethoven's Studio 322
Frescos in Vienna Opera House.  
from    "Creation" 266
" "Fidelio"  348
" the "Huguenots"  486
" "Jessonda"  386
" Mozart's operas  306
" Schubert's "Domestic War"  374
Huguenots, billboard 484
Mendelssohn's hand 436
Mozart's ear 295
Mozart's first composition 270
Mozart's piano and spinet 276
Mozart, room where he was born 275
OLD MARKET SQUARE, Dresden 397
SALZBURG 271
SCHUBERT AND HIS FRIENDS 357
Strauss (junior) leading orchestra 496
WEBER LEADING OPERA 405
Weber's coat-of-arms 408

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

Reproduction of a steel engraving by L. Sichling, after an oil portrait by Röster.



FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

ON the river Leitha, in LowerAustria, and some fifteen milessouth-east from Vienna, is a villageso insignificant that it is not setdown on the ordinary maps. It iscalled Rohrau, and there, during the night of March31, 1732, and descended from a long line of humblehand-toilers, was born Franz Joseph Haydn, whowas destined to make the family name immortal.His father, Mathias Haydn, was a master wheelwright,whose father, Thomas Haydn, had followedthe same occupation. The mother of Franz, orJoseph, as he is now called, was Maria Koller,daughter of the market inspector of the locality,and a cook in the household of Count Harrach, thelord of the village. The ancestry of the Haydnsis undistinguished as far back as it can be traced.This union of the wheelwright and the cook resultedin a family of twelve children, of whom three developedinto musicians. They were Franz Joseph,the subject of this sketch, Johann Michael, thechurch composer, and Johann Evangelist, a singerof no special excellence. There is no record ofmusical talent on the side of either the Haydns orthe Kollers previous to its appearance in the familyof Mathias, and its sudden development in three ofthe offspring of this marriage is inexplicable.

In addition to his occupation as a wheelwright,Mathias Haydn officiated as sexton of his parish.Both he and his wife were able to sing sufficientlywell to increase their scant earnings by singing inchurch on Sundays and holidays, and at fairs andfestivals. They also indulged in music at home,after a rude fashion, the father accompanying thevoices on the harp, which he had learned to play byear. The parents of the future composer werehard-working people who feared God, and sothoroughly did they instill their religious feelings intotheir children, that Haydn felt the influence ofthis early discipline all through his long life. Of hisearliest years but little is known except that, whileyet a tender child, he began to manifest the musicalinstinct that was in him by singing the simple tunesthat his father was able to strum on the harp, andby exciting wonder at the correctness of his earand his keen sense of rhythm. These gifts, however,are by no means rare in children, and thepossession of them does not necessarily insure thattheir possessors shall develop into Haydns andMozarts.

One day a cousin, a certain Johann MathiasFrankh, who lived in Hainburg, paid the Haydns avisit, and his attention was called to young Joseph'sprecocious musical talent. Frankh was a school-masterand a good musician, and in Hainburg hefilled the offices of Chorregent and Schulrector.Struck by the talents of the boy, he proposed totake upon himself his education, musical and otherwise.The father eagerly accepted the offer, butthe mother hesitated, for it was her ambition thatthe youngster should become a priest. Her objections,however, were overcome, and the result wasthat Haydn, when six years of age, left his homenever to return to it again as an inmate. Frankhtook him to Hainburg, instructed him in readingand writing and in the

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