Michael Haydn

1737
Johann Michael Haydn is born on Sept.13th, on Sept.14th, he is baptized

1745
Michael Haydn joins the Kapellhaus St. Stephen´s in Vienna as a choir boy

1752
First preserved composition:  “Trinitatismesse”
He leaves the choir of St. Stephen´s

1757
Chapel  master of the bishop of Großwardein   

1758
“Missa Sti Cyrilli et Methodii”

1763
Nomination as court composer and chapel master at the court of prince archbishop  Sigismund von Schrattenbach in Salzburg   

1767
“Die Schuldigkeit des ersten und fürnehmsten Gebotes” (together with W. A.Mozart, Ant.C .Adlgasser)

1768
„Die Hochzeitauf der Alm“- pastoral play Marriage to the singer Maria Magdalena Lipp

1769
Maria Magdalena Lipp sings the part of Rosina in the first performance of Mozart´s “La finta simplice”

1770
His daughter Aloysia is born  on the 31st of January

1771
Death of Aloysia Josepha before her 1st birthday.
Death of Archbishop von Schrattenbach, composition of the “Schrattenbach Requiem. Quite a few passages in Mozart´s Requiem KV 626, which was composed 20 years later are  strongly inspired by Haydn´s work.

1773
Michael Haydn is appointed first concertmaster of the court chapel of the prince archbishop
Although Leopold Mozart is not on friendly terms with Michael Haydn at all he appreciates  his merits as a musician

1777
He works as an organist at the Holy Trinity Church in Salzburg  
“Hieronymus Messe”

1781
After Wolfgang  A. Mozart has left Salzburg M. Haydn becomes organist at the cathedral

1787
M. Haydn gives piano lessons at the prince archbishop´s Kapellhaus

1789
At least two visits to Vienna to see  his brother Joseph are recorded although Michael is said to hate travelling. They attend a performance of the young Ludwig van Beethoven at the Schikaneder Theater in the district of Wieden

1794
In the “Augsburger musikalischer Kurier”  a eulogy on Michael Haydn is published

1796
He writes a “Missa hispanica” for the Spanish court, this order is recommended by his brother Michael

1797
He gives music lessons to Carl Maria von Weber free of charge

1798
His  “Quintett in C-Dur” is published  as  Joseph Haydn´s op. 88
He travels   from Salzburg to  Vienna via Kremsmünster, Linz and ST. Florian. In Vienna

1801
Michael´s “Theresienmesse” is completed
One and only meeting of the three outstanding musicians Joseph, Michael and Johann Baptist Haydn
Journey to Vienna and Eisenstadt, admission to an audience  by Empress Marie Therese, second wife of emperor Franz I. (II.)

1803
Empress Marie Therese orders various pieces of sacred music for the Saint´s Day of her husband Franz
“Missa sub titolo Francisci Seraphici”, “Te Deum” for the Empress completed

1804
He is appointed member of  the “Royal Swedish Academy of Music”

1805
The Empress  orders a Requiem and Libera
Composes “Leopoldmesse” , his last completed work

1806
Michael Haydn dies in Salzburg on August 10th